A loan of $3,050 helped a member to develop and promote the group’s business.


Mame Diarra/ndoffene Group's story

The “Mame Diarra” group has been created in 2007 on the occasion of the inauguration of the “Banc Villageois” two and a half years ago. The group is made up of nine women, all of them coming from the same village. They gathered by vicinity and common tastes. They are aged 30 to 60, all married and mothers of 4 children at least. Most of them do fattening of sheep and/or cows, and also small business of selling various products, such as local cereals, fish and vegetables. Fatou Dakal S., the solidarity group leader (second row, farthest right, dark clothes) is 48 years old. She is a widow and the mother of 7 children. She has been selling fresh fish and vegetables for over 3 years. Like her friends, she also does fattening of sheep. Her new loan will allow her to develop her activities in order to make more profit and improve her family’s life, feed her children and pay for their school fee for instance.

In this group: Fatou Dakal, Oumy, Fatou Sang, Ndeye, Khady Diat, Amy, Aïssatou, Tening, Seynabou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Viviane Reignier



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