A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy vegetables and fish for resale.

Lansar Group's story

The solidarity group called LANSAR was created on May 12, 2010 and is composed of 16 women who live in the same area and whose principal work is the sale of small items.

Madame Sarakh, the leader of the group, is 47. She is married and the mother of two children, but is also raising four young children whose mother is deceased.

Her principal activity is selling vegetables and fish. At the same time she sells cooked meat together with her husband. In the photo, she is standing on the right, dressed in a blue sari.

She buys vegetables, fish, sheep and goats at the weekly market in the village and resells her goods in the same place. She has 20 years' experience in this field. Her loan will allow her to buy sheep and goats to slaughter and cook,especially on Wednesdays, the weekly market day, so as to satisfy the demand of customers who come from all over.

She hopes that she can use her profit to grow her savings and improve living conditions for her family in terms of food, school fees, and health-related issues.

In this group: Sarakh, Coumba, Ndeye Khady, Ndoumbe, Ndeye, Barakatou, Bineta, Annel, Ndeye, Ndiaya, Amy, Seynabou, Magatte, Khadia, Nogoye, Thiane

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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