A loan of $2,400 helped a member strengthen and expand the solidarity group's commercial activities.

Manko Group's story

The MANKO solidarity group, consisting of twelve (12) women, was formed on December 14, 2008 at the end of training by the management committee of the Banc Villageois of TouB. Seras1, to which the group belongs. The group members are from the same neighborhood and have been working side by side for many years. They are involved in a lot of activities together, including tontines, meetings, etc. This justifies the name chosen for the group, "Manko", which means UNION. All these women are married with at least three children, and their ages range from 30 to 55. The various activities of the group include livestock fattening, selling firewood and charcoal, processing and selling peanut oil, and small trade. This loan will allow them to stock up on supplies and develop these activities.

Yaye Rama B. is in charge of the solidarity group. She appears at the extreme left of the picture, wearing a blue veil and shown in the inset. She is 50-years old, married and the mother of six children. She runs a small business selling soap, incense, and pagnes (colorful African cloth). Her new loan will allow her to develop and promote her commercial activities. Her goal is to increase her savings and contribute financially towards providing for the family’s needs such as food and healthcare.

Note: Binta B. was marked as absent as she cannot be seen clearly on the picture.

In this group: Yaye Rama, Mbayangue, Mareme, Yacine, Binta, Fatou Kine , Diarry, Yacine, Awa Aliou, Awa, Aïssatou, Djegui

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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