A loan of $4,225 helped a member to buy millet, palm oil, and peanut butter.


Sant Yalla Group's story

This solidarity group was created on April 16, 2003. It is made up of 15 women who live in the same neighborhood. Their main business is small-scale commerce. Madame Aissatou who is on the right in the photo raising her hand is the leader of the group. She is 65. She is married and the mother of 10 children. She is also responsible for three other children whom relatives have confided to her care. She sells couscous, palm oil, and peanut butter. She has a good deal of experience in this business which she has been in for several years. This loan will permit her to grow her working capital and better develop her business. The profit will permit her to improve family living conditions (health, food, and clothing, etc.) and to add to her savings.

In this group: Khady, Fatou, Mariama, Aissatou, Fatou Messing, Fatoumata, Fatou, Ndeye, Issa, Marieme, Fatoumata, Dieynaba Dioulde, Binta, Aissatou, Fatoumata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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