A loan of $4,050 helped a member bolstering and further developing their revenue-generating businesses.

Bokk Jom/ndoffene1 Group's story

The solidarity group "BOKK JOM" was created three years ago, having spanned six (loan) cycles.  It is part of one of the sub-groups that make up the Banc Villageois of NDOFEENE1.  The group is composed of fourteen women, all from the same village, who are organized by affinity.  They are of different ages, ranging from 30 to 60, and are all married mothers having at least three children each. 

As their main work, the group members fatten cattle and/or sheep.  This is a very favorable business, where many weekly markets exist.  These weekly markets attract a lot of people.  It helps the economy of this town to grow.  As a secondary business, the group members do a little commerce in local grains.

Ms. Cécile Khémesse NGOME, whose portrait appears at the bottom and to the far right in the photo, is 47 years old and the married mother of seven children.  And she is the guardian of three others entrusted to her by relatives.  Like her friends in the group, Cécile fattens cattle and sheep.  She has been operating this business for over ten years.  The goal of her loan is to bolster her business with the aim of helping to improve her family's living conditions by, for example, paying the schooling costs for her children and ensuring good health care for them.

In this group: Cecile Khemesse, Rocky , Coumba , Fatoma, Mareme, Rocky, Fatou, Rocky Salla , Rocky Amad, Amy, Marie, Ndiouck , Tening Gane, Daba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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