A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy foodstuffs for resale.


Aïda Thiam Fonk Liggey Group's story

Group Fonk Liggey, which depends from the Yaral "banc villageois" (village lending group), was created on 10/05/11. It is constituted of 15 women. Their main activity is retail. The members are in perfect solidarity with one another.

The group’s president, Palla, is 30 years old. She is a widow and a mother of three. Trade is her business, and she retails first-necessity goods (rice, cowpeas, peanuts, corn, etc). She gets her supplies from the market in Gouye Mbeut or sometimes from closer cities. She has been in this business for over ten years and is quite experimented. On the photo, she is standing on the right and is dressed in blue and salmon. She is raising her left hand. With her loan she would like to buy cowpeas, rice, peanuts, corn, etc.

With her loan, she would like to purchase black-eyed peas. With the profit, she would like to buy a parcel for her children and to help them attend school.

In this group: Ndiaya, Diakhou, Palla, Faty Iba, Dior, Anta , Arame, Ndeye, Anta Tine, Ndeye, Bineta, Aïda, Khady, Adam, Sokhna Daour
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler



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