A loan of $2,350 helped a member strengthen the group's economic initiatives.


Ndeff Leng Group's story

The NDEFF LENG group was created three years ago. It consists of ten women, all from the same village. They came together through personal affinities, are from 30 to 50 years of age, and have at least two children.

The proximity of the weekly market located inside the village, contributes greatly to the well-functioning of the group’s commercial activities and that of women in general. It also contributes to the economic development of the village and its surrounding area.

The new solidarity loan will enable the group to strengthen its economic activities and diversify them. Their activities currently include the sale of local grain cereals, sea-food products, ground nuts, and ice cream for those in possession of a freezer.

Mrs Saye D., the president of the solidarity group (on the left of the photo wearing a yellow scarf), is 43 years old, married and the mother of five children. She specialised four years ago in the sales activity of hulled millet grain.

She will use her new loan to increase her production. Her objective is to increase her profits and participate in improving her family’s living conditions, providing food and health and educational coverage for her children.

Despite its regular loan repayments, the solidarity group insists on monthly savings.

In this group: Saye, Adama, Ndiack, Diarra, Fatou Sarr, Fatou Ngom, Awa , Coumba, Laba, Satou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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