A loan of $1,825 helped a member buying cloth.

Jamji Group's story

The solidarity group JAMJI was born on December 30, 2009. It brings together thirteen courageous and hardworking women. The group's name JAMJI means "peace". The women of the group have a fine relationship and are united by community ties. The group is part of the Banc Villageois of SANTHIABA COKI1

Ms. Awa Y. is the group's leader (standing at the right in the photo). She is the most senior of the group. She is 66 years old, a widow, and the mother of seven children. She also has five other children in her care.

Awa purchases cloth to resell in her district and at the market. It's a profitable business just before religious holidays (Korité and Tabaski) and family events (baptisms, marriages, etc.).

With her loan of 65,000 francs CFA, Awa is going to buy larger quantities of cloth for more customers and to increase her profit margin. Her goal is to support her children and to provide for herself.

In this group: Awa, Gade, Mame Fagueye, Ndeye Jimby, Binta, Seynabou, Diama, Khar, Faty*, Fary*, Yacine, Ndeye, Awa Yade
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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