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Total loan: $3,475
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Bok Jom Group


A loan of $3,475 helped a member to purchase millet, peantus, rice and cashew nuts.


Bok Jom Group's story

The Bok Jom solidarity group as created after the launching of Banc Villageois in 2000. The group is composed of 12 women from the same village. They are neighbors and fiends who organized a group together. The group belongs to the Banc Villageois of TouB. Gueye.

Mrs. Bigue D. (standing to the right in the photo with her hand raised) is the group’s leader. She is 41 years old. She is married and the mother of five. She has been a member of the solidarity group since the group’s creation on the day when Banc Villageois was inaugurated. She retails various products, such as millet, rice, peanuts and cashew nuts. She has been in this line of business for over ten years.

Her loan will allow her to increase her level of stock in buying more of the merchandises mentioned above. Her goal is to help her husband provide for the family needs, for example, the cost of food, education and healthcare.

In this group: Penda , Astou, Ndella, Maty, Ndeye, Mame Saye, Thiane, Ndoumbe, Awa, Ndeye Mai, Ndeye Sene B., Bigue
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: March 8, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: CAURIE Microfinance, a partner of Catholic Relief Services

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: March 8, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: CAURIE Microfinance, a partner of Catholic Relief Services