A loan of $1,050 helped a member purchase of local produce in the rural weekly markets and fishing zones for resale in town.

Femmes Commercantes 7 Group's story

The five women of this group have been good neighbors for a long time. They are in a federation of all the women of the town of Thies. This larger group has been subdivided into groups of 5 to facilitate management.

The groups were created based on the affinity of the women themselves. They are engaged in various money-earning activities and help their husbands support their respective families. The group is auto-financed through an internal dues system, but with the loans from IMCEC, they can obtain larger sums and and get financing for their businesses quickly. Most of the women have stands in the central market of the town of Thies where they sell vegetables, fish, jewelry, cloth, etc.

In this group: Aminata, Mame Khary, Coumba Aissa, Penda, Gagnesiry

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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