A loan of $3,375 helped a member purchase of shoes, clothes and peanuts (to make into peanut oil).


Benno Group's story

The Benno solidarity group was set up in 2008 and has been through six loan cycles. It is made up of 16 ladies who are all from the same neighborhood. There is a noticeably good solidarity and cohesion within the group. The ladies all have income-generating activities and the group is part of the Banc Villageois in Artillerie-Nob-Sa-Jëkër.

Mrs. Fatou S. (standing on the far right of the photo and wearing a blue scarf) is in charge of the group. She is 43 years old, married and mother to four children. She is also responsible for her niece.

She is building up a small business, selling shoes, clothes and peanut oil. Her new loan will allow her to strengthen her business by increasing her stock in order to grow her production. Her aim is to contribute to food costs and help her husband out with the various family expenses.

In this group: Ndeye Maty, Fatou, Maguette Bouna, Ndeye Fatou, Mame Ndiongoye, Aissatou, Khady, Fatou Kine, Jeanne, Ndeye, Mame Boury, Aramane, Diale, Fatou Nguere, Gnagna, Nogoye

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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