A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy mattresses, chairs, bottled butane gas, and tarp to make tents.

Bok Xalat Group's story

The solidarity group BOK XALAT was created on December 4, 2007. It is composed of ten women from the same district. They have formed their group based on affinity and proximity. The group is part of the Banc Villageois of SANTHIABA SUD.

Ms. FATMA THIOUBOU D. (standing at the right in the photo and dressed in blue with a white scarf) is the group’s leader. She is 59 years old, married, and the mother of nine children. She has a small business involving various goods. She buys mattresses and chairs and rents them out. She sells butane gas in bottles. She has a few chickens she raises for meat, and she also sells sheep. She has good experience in this activity, having worked at it for about five years.

The goal of her new loan is to buy tarp for making tents, which she is going to rent out.

Her goal is to increase her savings and to help support her family financially.

In this group: Fatma Thioubou, Fatim, Fatou, Besse, Awa , Mareme, Awa, Thiara, Khady, Saly

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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