A loan of $4,725 helped a member to purchase fresh and candied fish.

Bokk Jom Group's story

The group named Bokk Jom was created 2 and a half years ago, at the same time when the communal bank to which they belong was created. It is made up of 28 women who live in the same quarter. Their principal activity is a small business.

Mrs. Codou S., pictured above the crow, is the leader of the group. She is 48 years old. She is a widow and she lives with her 7 children.

She has a business selling fresh and candied fish. She manages her business very well, following 5 years of experience.

Her new loan is in the amount of 500.000 francs and she will increase the quantity of merchandise she purchases.

Since the passing of her husband, the income generated from this small business has permitted her to support her children, purchasing every month their food and paying the water and hydro bills, etc.

In this group: Codou, Astou, Khady, Oumy, Fatou Fall, Marie, Ndeye Fatou, Awa, Nogoye , Ndeye Amy, Seynabou, Maguette, Mbenda, Mariem, Seynabou, Dienaba, Safietou, Fatou, Fatou Kine, Diagne, Ndeye Khady, Aissatou, Astou, Khady*, Nogoye, Maguette, Absa*, Aicha*
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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