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

Femmes Commercantes 3 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 get financing for their businesses with only a brief delay. 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: Kanane Rose, Khardiata, Sokhna Toure, Fatou, Fatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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