A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy and raise pigs.

Sainte Famille Group's story

The SAINTE FAMILLE solidarity group was created on June 27, 2007. It is part of the “Banc Villageois” of the Catholic women of SAINT JEAN BAPTISTE of Thiès. It is made up of 9 women who all come from the same parish, after which the “Banc Villageois” is named (SAINT JEAN BAPTISTE). The women came together as neighbors and members of the same church. They actively take part in the different activities of their parish.

Mrs. Jacqueline N. on the left hand side of the photo, raising her right hand, is the head of the group. She is 62 years old. She is a widow and the mother of 3 children. She also takes care of 3 other children. She raises pigs. At the same time she sells bread in a booth set-up in front of her home.

With this loan she will purchase pigs that she will raise and sell either alive or slaughtered. Her objective is to cover her children's schooling costs. Her long-term goal is to build a house for her children.

In this group: Jacqueline, Nathalie Ndew, Madeleine B., Monique, Sophie, Rosalie, Sophie Diatte, Emilie, Marie Pascal

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Marie-Elodie Bazy

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