A loan of $2,650 helped a member to purchase vegetables for resale.

Jëf Jël Group's story

The solidarity group Jëf Jël is made up of 15 women who all come from the same neighborhood. They came together as kin and as neighbors. The group is a member of the Medina Fall 2 "Banc Villageois" (village bank).

Ms. Diodio D. (pictured at right in the photo wearing a black scarf and giving a thumbs-up) is the group leader. She is married and a mother of seven. She also cares for five additional children entrusted to her by close friends and relatives.

She runs a small business selling seasonal fruit (oranges, mandarins, mangos, etc.).

With this new loan, she plans to increase her inventory in order to raise her profits.

Her ultimate goal is help cover her family’s financial needs.

In this group: Thioro, Diodio, Khady, Daba, Maguette, Binta, Coumba Thieba, Fama, Amy, Ndoumbe, Yacine, Fatou, Nogaye, Astou, Rama

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chelsea Rosendale

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