A loan of $3,075 helped a member to develop her sewing and restauration businesses.


Benno Group's story

The Benno solidarity group is made up of 18 members. It was established the day before the financing of the Banc Villageois on 4th December 2007. The women who set up this group are friends and neighbors. The group is part of the Banc Villageois in Nop sa Jëkër.

Mrs. Fatou N., who is standing on the right of the photo with a yellow bag in her hand, is responsible for the group. She is 36 years old, married and mother to four children, who are in her care.

She is a seamstress and at the same time owns a restaurant; she has been carrying out these activities for more than five years. Her loan will allow her to buy fabric which she sews and resells in her neighborhood. It will also allow her to buy provisions for her restauration service. Her objective is to support her husband in the financial management of the family.

In this group: Maguette Bouna, Mady Fanta, Deguene, Fatou, Aïssatou, Fatou Kine, Ndeye Fatou, Khady, Jeanne, Mame Diengoye, Fatou, Ndeye, Bousso, Falla, Marieme, Daba, Rouguiatou, Fatim*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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