A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy local products at the weekly rural markets and fishing areas for resale in town.

Femmes Commerçantes 11 Group's story

The five women who are members of this group have been linked by ties of neighbourhood for a long time. They are in a federal group made up of all the women in the town of Thiès. This group has been subdivided into groups of 5 to make administration easier. These sub-groups are created by the women themselves, based on affinity. They run various revenue-generating activities and support their husbands in taking care of their respective family expenses. The group finances itself through an internal tontine, but a loan through IMCEC allows for more significant financial means and a shorter delay in financing their businesses. The majority of them of have small displays at the central market in the town of Thiès, where they sell vegetables, fish, jewelry, fabric, etc.

In this group: Aissatou, Rokhaya, Diacké, Dior, Sokhna Aminata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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