A loan of $3,675 helped a member to buy peanuts and dried fish.

Walidaan Group's story

This group was created about five years ago. It consists of 14 women from the same village whose trade is the retail sale of millet, peanuts, vegetables, etc.

Khady is the group leader. She is dressed in pink at the center of the photo. Khady is 38 years old and married with four children. She sells peanut oil and dried fish. She has a lot of experience in this activity, having done this all her life.

She will use her loan to buy peanuts, as well as dried fish for resale. With the profits earned, she plans to help her husband with the family expenses and add to their savings in order to achieve financial independence.

In this group: Khady, Ndeye, Fatou, Khady Diouf, Awa, Maguette, Gagnessiry, Isseu, Oumy, Mame Diarra, Fama, Seynabou, Astou, Rokhaya

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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