A loan of $2,025 helped a member to buy cosmetics and clothing to resell.


Bokk Diom Group's story

The "Bokk Diom" solidarity group was established on May 14, 2010. It is composed of 14 women, coming from different parts of the city, but bonded by links of friendship.

Ndéye Penda, age 51, is responsible for the group. She's married and the mother of two children. She also has her seven grandsons and nephews to support. She runs a small business selling cosmetics and clothing, and she's also a seamstress and hairdresser. In the photograph, she's on the right, dressed in a yellow "wax" dress and wearing a brown shawl.

She gets her supplies (body milks, creams, ointments, perfumes, and clothes) in the capital, and resells in her neighborhood. Her loan will enable her to diversify the products she sells, so that she can get a good income.

She intends to bolster her savings with the expected profits, but also take part in the expenses of the family, especially with respect to food.

In this group: Nakhe, Ndeye Penda , Djila, Khady, Lala*, Fatou Samb, Khoury*, Fatou, Ndeye, Fatoumata, Anta, Khady, Ndeye, Fatou Bintou
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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