A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy merchandise for resale.


Begg Diam Group's story

The 'Begg Diam' community bank was formed in January 2010. The group is made up of 15 women who work in commerce.

Ramata is the leader of the group. She is 41 years old, married, and has four children. She is standing on the right of the photo, wearing a gray/black boubou (kaftan) and raising her left hand. She has a small business selling miscellaneous products and has good experience in this.

Ramata's loan will enable her to increase the quantity of merchandise she sells so that she can make more income.

Ramata contributes towards her family's expenses.

In this group: Ramata, Saye, Adjaratou , Ndeye, Anta, Oumy, Mame Anta, Ndeye, Seynabou, Fama, Ndeye Sokhna, Thiarra, Anta, Beye, Khady
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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