A loan of $1,050 helped a member replenishing merchandise stock.

Jappo Liggey (Asf) N°11 Group's story

Jappo Ligguey (ASF) is a mixed association composed of multiple individuals running small enterprises. It has been created in 2009 by a group of women who wanted to bring together all their peers in the district of Angle Serigne Fallou (ASF) under the slogan “mutual aid for doing work.” The group is lead by Mrs. Marie N. Diouf and is organized into multiple sub-groups of five, as advised by the agent of the Moda Kane credit union, so that all members could better benefit from U-IMCEC services. Thus several sub-groups have requested a loan of 500,000 West African francs, which will be divided equally among the members. Jappo Liggey # 11 is managed by Mrs. Penda C., who has been selling breakfast foods in front of the local school since 2002. She also sells jewelry, honey and palm oil. As regards her choice of trade, Mrs. Penda Cisokho says the following: “I never had schooling in all my life, and when I wanted to find a useful occupation, commerce was something I could deal with as I kept an open mind and told myself that very often commerce is simply about networking, which was easy to do in the place where I live.” And so with her part of the loan Mrs. C. would like to boost her budget for restocking.

Mrs. Aida T. is the treasurer. She has been selling breakfast and dinner foods in Grand Thiès for six years. The other members are Mr. Thierno Nidaye, a street vendor selling onions, clothing, socks and shoes at different markets in Thiès, Mrs. Khady Diagne M., who sells second-hand clothes and dinner foods in Randoulène Nord, a modest district of Thiès, and Mrs. Aissanta D., who sells bowls, plates, fabrics and incense.

In this group: Penda, Aïda, Thierno, Khady Diagne, Aïssata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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