A loan of $2,800 helped a member buy vegetables.

Bokk Jom Group's story

The solidarity group, Bokk Jom, was born December 30, 2009 at the time of the opening of the Village Bank which houses Diadiorde. It is made up of 22 women, all from the same village. These members have strong ties and are closely connected. Mrs. Kene S., the first on the far right of the photo, is the head of the group. She is 40 years old. She is married and the mother of 5 children, who are in her care. She runs a small vegetable shop. She re-stocks at the weekly market of Potou in the rural community of Léona, some twenty kilometers away. Her loan will allow her to buy vegetables such as carrots, cabbage hearts, turnips, etc. She resells her merchandise on the local market. Her goal is to meet the needs of her family entirely with regards to food, health, clothing, etc.

In this group: Kene, Awa, Mame Diop, Awa, Roubeu, Anta, Maty, Fatou, Fatou, Sokhna, Yacine, Faty, Faty, Wedji, Codou, Faty, Soda, Coumba, Absa, Fatou, Aïcha, Fatou*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz

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