A loan of $3,150 helped a member to buy vegetables for resale.


Benno Group's story

The Benno group was created in September 2007, on the same day that the Banc Vaillageois was inaugurated. The group is made up of 23 women, all from the same neighborhood. Their main activity is small-scale retail. Mrs. Fatou (seated, 5th from the left) is the group's leader. She is 42, married and the mother of 5 children. She has been selling vegetables since 1997. With this loan, she plans to buy vegetables for resale. Profit from this business will allow her to save, and to help her husband in paying for schooling for the children.

In this group: Fatou, Elisabeth*, Fatoumata, Awa, Oumou, Aïssatou, Dienabou, Fatou, Marietou, Sadio, Mame Fatou, Kadiatou, Fatou, Dienaba, Mama Khady, Aminata, Binta, Ouleye, Kadiatou, Yacine D S
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner



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