A loan of $2,825 helped a member to buy rechargeable phone cards for resale.

Bokk Xalaat Group's story

The solidarity group BOKK XALAAT was established on April 7, 2011 on the inauguration day of the Banc Villageois of GUINAW RAIL RAO, which hosts the group. The group is composed of 26 women who are from the same village. The group is also composed of crop farmers, livestock farmers, and shopkeepers. The group members are united by ties of kinship, community, and friendship.

Ms. MAIMOUNA S. (standing at the far right of the photo) is the group’s manager. She is 26 years old, unmarried, and without children. She has a small business involving rechargeable mobile phone cards. She gets her supplies from phone providerss in order to resell them in her village. On the side, she makes and sells beignets in the village.

This loan, her very first one with CAURIE-MF, will enable her to develop her business further by buying more phone cards and some supplies for making beignets. Her goal is to make sure her mother’s rent is paid in the capital (Dakar) while trying to build substantial savings in the Banc Villageois.

In this group: Ndeye Faboly, Maguette, Ndeye Kandy, Fatou, Coumba Radio, Maimouna, Ramatoulaye, Thiane, Fatou, Sokhna, Fatimata, Adja Fily, Maguette, Dieynaba, Aminata, Fatel, Khady, Marietou, Couleye, Dieynaba, Dado, Aissatou, Sadio, Awa, Dado, Aminata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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