A loan of $4,950 helped a member to purchase merchandise for resale.


Jappo Group's story

The group named Jappo was formed at the same time their communal bank was formed two and a half years ago. It is made up of 23 women who live in the same quarter and carry out the same activity, a small business. The group is a member organization to the communal bank Cite Lamy (Kiva Field Partner).

Mrs. Seynabou T. is the leader of the group. She is pictured standing towards the middle of the photograph with her hands on her hips, and her image is reproduced above the crowd. She is 55 years old, she is a widow, and she is the mother of 6 children who are in her care.

She has a small business selling a variety of articles such as fabrics, pearl necklaces, etc.

The sum of 200.000FCFA that she received will be used exclusively for the purchase of merchandise.

With the income that she earns from her small business she will be able to afford the school supplies for her children, food, and in the event of an illness, health care expenses.

In this group: Seynabou, Fatou, Mareme, Fatou, Fatou, Daga, Ndioba, Astou, Binta, Bigue, Awa, Ndack*, Ndeye, Dieynaba, Binta, Sokhna, Sagar, Thioro, Meissa, Soda*, Ngone, Maty Ndoura, Rokhaya*
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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