A loan of $4,850 helped a member to buy fabrics, incense and handbags for resale.


Wakilaré Group's story

The Wakilaré solidarity group was created on May 31, 2007. It consists of 17 women who live in the same neighborhood. They created their group based on affinity and proximity. Their main activity is small trade. Mrs. Aissatou is the group leader. She is married and the mother of four children. She also looks after two other children who were entrusted in her care. She has a small business selling fabrics (thioub and wax) and handbags. As a sideline, she also sells incense. She has a canteen at the local market. She has seven years of experience. This loan will help her to buy fabrics, incense, and handbags. Her goal is to diversify her merchandise by adding jewelry. She also supports her husband with respect to the children’s food and tuition.

In this group: Fily, Aissata, Awa, Nina, Ndeye, Aissata, Sadio, Die, Fatou, Hapsatou, Yaye Coumba, Coumba, Malado , Awa, Salimatou, Yande, Siga
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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