A loan of $4,625 helped a member to strengthen her small business.

Bok Xalaat Group's story

The solidarity group Bok Xalaat was formed on the eve the opening of its Village Bank in 2008. It is made up of 15 women who are neighbors from the district. They share a love of work as their common denominator. They are closely connected by the ties of friendship. The group is a member of the Village Bank of Ndiang Montagne. Mrs. Aminata Cissokhou, standing to the right of the photo and in a green scarf, is the leader of the group. She is 59 years old. She is married without children, but she cares for three who were entrusted to her by their parents. She runs a small business. She sells doughnuts, natural fruit juices, monkey bread, brooms and various other merchandise from her table. Her loan will allow her to strengthen the level of stock of her merchandise. Her goal is to build a cafeteria which will be the office of her shop. She supports her husband in caring for the family's needs.

In this group: Ndeye Fatou, Ngaido, Oumou Khairy, Aissatou, Mame Touty, Anta, Khadidiatou, Maguette, Lewa, Hana, Aissa, Coumba, Marame, Aminata, Dieguy

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz

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