A loan of $4,775 helped a member to buy cloth and cosmetics.

Nguidile Group's story

The Nguidile "village bank" was inaugurated on December 15, 2008. It numbers 28 women, but only 25 have requested this loan. They come from the same village and small-scale retailing is their main activity.

Madame Coumba, the leader, is 42. She is married and the mother of two children. She sells cloth and cosmetics. She also sells doughnuts in the neighborhood and at the school during the school year. She is standing on the far right, dressed in blue and raising her left hand.

She buys various sorts of cloth (sheer, damask, "Khartoum", etc.) and cosmetics in a bordering country for resale in her village. She expects to use her loan to grow her business and diversify her products so as to make more income.

With the profit, she hopes to cover needs of her family in terms of healthcare and school expenses, but also put aside more in savings.

In this group: Awa, Fassar, Fatou, Konde, Fatou Bintou, Diakhate, Mame Niassa, Penda, Anta, Penda, Ngosse, Ndeye, Coumba, Thiane, Fama, Coumba, Faniang, Awa, Ndiagna, Ndeye, Khoudia, Aïcha, Faty, Ndeye, Mareme

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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