A loan of $1,675 helped a member buy five bags of millet to make couscous and five pails of fresh milk.


Deggo Group's story

The DEGGO solidarity group was formed on December 28, 2009. It is a member of the THIEO Banc Villageois. There are 14 women from the same village in the group.

Jeanne D., at the far right of the photo, is the group leader. She is a 53 year-old, married woman with five children. She has been selling couscous and "lait caillé" (a lemony, thin yogurt sauce) in her small business for more than five years. With her loan, she plans to buy five bags of millet to make couscous and five pails of fresh milk.

With the revenues, she plans to pay for her family's food supplies She is also putting money aside to pay for the tuition fees for her children for the upcoming school year.

In this group: Rokhaya , Charlotte, Odile, Mariama Ndella, Fatou, Adji Fatou, Woly , Elisabeth Siga, Mame, Cecile Amy, Jeanne, Ramatoulaye, Awa, Khady

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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