A loan helped a member to buy mahogany fruits which she will grill and resell.


01_Touba Gueye Group's story

This group, made up of two women, is part of the banc villageois founded in February 2002; the members live in the same village and share solid values of kinship, friendship and solidarity. They are upright and dynamic and have successfully repaid several loans. Their primary business is trade.
Ndella, 46, represents the group, she is shown at right raising her hand. She is married and has nine children, three of whom are boys; two of her daughters are married and the other seven children still go to school.
Ndella runs a small business selling food products; she buys mahogany fruits wholesale from suppliers and resells them retail at the highway exit. She has 15 years of good experience in this commercial sector. With this loan, she intends to buy 500 kilograms of mahogany fruits which she will grill and resell for a profit margin.
Her business is going well, because customers place orders from the capital city and her children help her to sell her products. The profit generated will enable her to cover her expenses and support her husband, who is a driver.

In this group: Ndella, Coumba

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Naomi Shamban.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural Senegal.



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