A loan of $2,300 helped a member to buy supplies and expand her small business.


Bokk Xalaat Group's story

The Bokk Xalaat solidarity group was created two years ago. There are 11 women in the group, who are all from the same village. They decided to organize themselves because they lived close to each other, had the same interests and shared the same ideology.

Mrs. Aminata C., standing at the extreme right of the photo, is the leader of the solidarity group. She is 58 years old and is married. She has no children of her own, but she is raising 3 adopted children.

Mrs. C. runs a small business. She sells fritters, natural fruit juices, traditional brooms, peanuts, etc. from her home. The loan will allow her to buy stocks of these for her business. Her goal is to grow her business and build a canteen while putting aside some money for savings.

In this group: Fatou, Aminata, Ndeye, Adja Ndeye*, Dieynaba, Diakhere, Khady Sde, Awa Sy, Khady, Seynabou, Sokhna
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Eileen Jessop



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