A loan of $2,225 helped a member strengthening her business.


Celibataire Group's story

The “Celibataire” solidarity group has been created on March 28, 2008. It is composed of eight women living in the same neighborhood. They are neighbors and friends who decided to form a group together. The group belongs to the Banc Villageois of Montagne Nord2.

Mrs. Boye Guèye N., standing to the right in the photo is the group’s leader. She is 40 years old. She is married and the mother of four dependent children. She sells “thioub,” a traditional tinted fabric. She buys her wares from friends who bring merchandise from the neighboring countries and resells at the local markets. Her new loan will allow her to expand her stock so as to increase her revenues.

Her goal is to grow her savings and to provide for her children’s education.

In this group: Deguene *, Aida, Penda, Fatou, Mada, Boye Gueye, Awa, Ndeye Mady
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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