A loan of $2,975 helped a member to purchase fabric and vegetables for re-sale.

Benno Group's story

The Benno solidarity group was formed on July 9th, 2011, the same day the Banc Villageois was launched. It is made up of 27 women, who are all relatives or friends. Their main business is sales.

Ndéye Maguette, the group’s leader, is a 49-year-old married mother of three. She works selling fabric and vegetables, and has over 10 years’ experience doing so. She also works as a dressmaker. In the picture, she is standing on the right, dressed in red damask.

She travels to purchase her stock (fabric and vegetables) in neighboring cities, and re-sells it in her city’s central market.

Her loan will enable her to build her business to attract more customers and earn more income.

She wants to expand her business, in order to make profits that will enable her to travel outside her country to work in import/export sales.

In this group: Ndeye Maguette, Aïssatou, Seynabou, Aminata, Lala, Jeanne, Fatou*, Mame Marame, Aminata, Fatou, Aminata, Aïda, Salimata, Assietou Amy, Thiane, Aïssa, Ndeye Safietou, Ndeye Penda, Oumou Khantoum, Mame Ndack, Marieme, Dieumb, Fatou, Aïchatou, Fatou, Khala, Marieme
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chelsea Rosendale

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