A loan of $800 helped a member the financing of the solidarity group's business activities.


Begg Diam Group's story

The BEGG DIAM solidarity group is composed of 6 women from the same district. The solidarity group was created on December 14, 2008 at the end of the training by the management committee of the “Banc Villageois” of SERAS1, home to the said solidarity group. They have had to run many activities together. They hold tontines, recurring awareness and information meetings etc. This group’s main activity is the small-scale trade of vegetables, clothes and seasonal fruits (watermelons, mangos, oranges, tangerines). This loan will enable them to finance the activities above. Mrs. NDEYE G., standing second from right on the photo with a light green scarf on her head (shown in the inset at the bottom right of the photo) is the solidarity group’s president. She is 53 years old, married and the mother of 4 children. She is also in charge of her 7 grandsons and granddaughters. She runs a small-scale business. She sells loincloths, incense and pearl necklaces. Her current loan will enable her to build up her stock of goods. She supports her husband in providing for the family’s needs such as healthcare and food.

In this group: Ndeye, Khoudia, Fatoumata, Fatou, Aïcha, Amy
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Marie-Elodie Bazy



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