A loan of $3,725 helped a member to develop and promote her business.

Bokk Xalaat Group's story

The solidarity group Bokk Xalaat was created on December 5, 2007. It is made up of 11 women who are all from the same village. The group members know each other through friendship and neighborly ties. The group is part of the SIWAL Banc Villageois.

Mrs. Fatimata Dikel B., standing at the far right in the photo, is the group's leader. She is 35 years old. She is married and has 4 children.

She sells fruits, vegetables, and fish. She also fattens sheep. She buys her fruit, vegetables, and fish at the weekly markets.

Her goal is to contribute to handling the family's expenses. She would also like to increase her savings.

In this group: Aby, Ndoungou Mbaye, Adama Djiby, Aïssata, Fatimata Ousmane, Ndoungou, Fatimata Dikel, Ndiodiel, Salimata, Ndieumbeute Mbaye, Nayedio

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Manuel Carreiro

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