A loan of $2,825 helped a member to purchase millet, fabrics, and women's shoes.


Benno Group's story

The solidarity group Benno was created on December 4, 2007. It is made up of 8 women who are all from the same neighborhood. They know each other due to friendship and neighborly ties. Mrs. Astou D., standing in the middle of the photo, is considered as being asbent because her face is not visible.

Ndiagna D., standing on the far right of the photo, wearing a Grand Boubou made out of multicolored Wax (a colorful cloth), is the group's leader. She is 50 years old. She is divorced and lives with her 3 children and she also takes care of her sister's 6 children.

She sells millet porridge that she makes herself. She also sells fabrics and women's shoes that she buys in Dakar. She has been doing this for 10 years.

Her new loan will allow her to buy more merchandise so she can increase her profits. (She wants to buy millet, fabrics, and women's shoes.)

Her goal is to take care of her own children and her nephews, as well as increase her savings.

In this group: Ndiagna, Kalla, Astou, Fatou*, Alima, Maty, Ouleye, Ndeye Awa
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Manuel Carreiro



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