A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy seeds for her small market garden and food products for resale.

Yeggo Group's story

The Yeggo solidarity group belonging to the Banc Villageois in Gabar was set up on 14th May 2010. It is made up of 18 women who live in the same village and whose main activities are market gardening and small-scale trading.

Awa, who is in charge of the group, is 43 years old, married and mother to nine children who are in her care, one of whom is her nephew. She has a small market garden and has 20 years experience in this domain; she grows parsley, carrots, onions, tomatoes and cabbages. At the same time she sells food products, including her own harvested produce. She is standing on the right of the photo, dressed in a blue "boubou" (an African flowing dress) covered by a mauve shawl.

She buys her seeds and food products in the town and sells them at the village market; the harvested produce is sold at the weekly markets. Her loan will allow her to buy more seeds and products in order to increase her income.

She helps her husband to provide for the family's needs.

In this group: Mame Coumba, Awa, Ndeye, Yama, Fota*, Rokhaya, Fatou Rokhaya, Diama Insa, Aïssatou, Ndeye Diague, Fatou Mbaye, Awa*, Maguette, Anta, Khady*, Awa, Rokhaya, Awa
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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