A loan of $4,375 helped a member build a business selling vegetables.

Batamar Group's story

The “Banc Villageois” of BATAMAR was created October 15, 2010 when it was inaugurated. It is made up of 42 women from the same village. The two main businesses of the Banc Villageois are retail sales and market gardening.

Mrs. Fatou D., who is raising her hand in the middle of the group, is the president of the Banc Villageois. She is 50 years old, married and the mother of five children. She sells vegetables. She has more than two years' experience in this business.

With her first loan through CAURIE-MF she is going to expand her business in order to increase her profits and have some savings. Her goal is to help her husband with the family management.

In this group: Fatou, Ndeye Aissata, Mbayang, Awa, Fatou, Mariama, Asta, Fatou, Sophie, Awa, Mariama, Aissatou, Seynabou, Fatou, Awa, Fatou Diasse, Awa, Awa, Aminata, Ramatoulaye, Athia, Ndeye Mariama, Khady, Fatou, Fatou, Seynabou, Aissatou, Aida, Bigue, Awa, Rokhy, Fatou, Awa, Aby, Bigue, Mariama, Khouredia, Rokhaya, Fatou Thiam, Sophie, Awa, Fatou*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robin Clochard

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