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Total loan: $1,850
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Islam Group


A loan of $1,850 helped a member to buy grocery supplies for her restaurant.


Islam Group's story

The ISLAM solidarity group was created in December 2009 on the eve of the inauguration of the SANTHIABA COK1 Banc Villageois. It consists of 12 businesswomen who give of themselves generously and share the cult of work. They are women who earn an honest living.

Mrs. Ndèye Mané DIAKHATE is the head of the group. She is at the far right of the photo, holding a bag and wearing eyeglasses. She is 32 years old, married and the mother of five children in her care. She runs a restaurant where she serves breakfast in the morning (coffee, bread, milk, mayonnaise, black-eyed peas, etc.) and “café Touba” (a traditional coffee beverage) in the evening.

With her loan, she plans to increase her stocks of groceries to better satisfy her customers and boost her profits. Her goal is to be able to support herself and help her husband with the family’s needs (health care, food and tuition for the children).

In this group: Sokhna, Binta Mar, Sokhna, Ndeye Diakhate, Marame, Penda, Daba Fall, Nafy, Bintou, Niakhana, Coumba*, Fatou*
*not pictured

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: July 22, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: CAURIE Microfinance, a partner of Catholic Relief Services

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: July 22, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: CAURIE Microfinance, a partner of Catholic Relief Services