A loan helped a member to buy thioub fabric and bananas to resell.


08-Fansotoo Group's story

This banc villageois was created in May 2010, with this group of seven women among its founding members. They live in the same community and run their businesses together. They are dynamic and have solidarity. They have good relationships, which explains the good market for their business. Toumboul, with the raised hand in the photo, is the group’s representative. She is 41 years old. She is married and the mother of three children. She has two other children in her care. With her new loan, she counts on ordering thioub fabric [colorful, elaborately dyed fabric] and bananas. She stocks up on fabric on demand from a neighboring country and on bananas in the surrounding villages to resell in her neighborhood. With the profits, she counts on building up her business to avoid running out of merchandise.

In this group: Toumboul, Penda, Sounkar, Fatou, Marie, Mariama, Dionkong

Translated from French.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural Senegal.



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