A loan of $2,450 helped a member to buy fabric and cosmetic products for sale..


Bok Jom Group's story

The Bok Jom cooperative group was created on May 12, 2011. It is made up of fourteen good women who are relatives, friends, and neighbors from the same neighborhood and who all run small businesses.

Madame Ngoré, the group’s leader, is a 58-year-old widow with six children who also cares for six other nephews and cousins. She is standing on the right in the photo, dressed in an orange dress and leaning against the wall.

She has managed a fabric and cosmetics store for over three years; she buys her products in the capital and resells them in her village. Her loan will allow her to buy a large amount of products to fill her store, in order to satisfy her customers and increase her income. Madame Ngoré lives with her brother and helps him with his children’s school fees, clothes, and healthcare. She would also like to increase her savings.

In this group: Ngore, Fatou, Khady, Mame Diarra*, Awa, Fatou, Fatou, Oumy, Kossey, Khoudia, Fabinta, Bintou, Bity, Ndeye
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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