A loan of $3,775 helped a member to buy clothing and cosmetics destined for resale.

Bokk Jom Group's story

The Bokk Jom solidarity group was formed on December 15, 2008. It is made up of 18 women who are relatives, friends and neighbors. They work at small-scale retailing and poultry-raising.

Madame Awa, the group leader, is 28, married, and the mother of two children. She is also responsible for a niece. She has a good deal of experience in her small-scale retail business. In the photo she is standing on the far right, dressed in olive green with a multicolored print wrap as a skirt.

She buys clothing for children, perfume, etc. in the capital and sells the merchandise in her neighborhood. With her loan she intends to expand her business by buying a lot of goods so as to respond to the needs of her clientele and earn more income. She helps her husband to support the family and improve living conditions for their children.

In this group: Awa, Fatou, Awa, Oumou, Aminta, Coumba Tacko , Fatou , Mareme, Adama, Coumba, Coumba, Aminata, Ndeye Sano, Madjie, Ndiaya, Fatou, Codou, Ndeye

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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