A loan of $4,000 helped a member to buy mil [a type of cereal], flour, and potatoes.


Withiakh Group's story

Withiakh Group was created in solidarity on July 9, 2002. It consists of 15 women who live in the same neighborhood. Their main business is shopkeeping.

Madam Nidike who is on the left of the photo raising her hand is responsible for the group. She is 63 years old. She is a widow and mother to one child. She also takes care of six other children entrusted to her by her parents.

She actively sells mil [a type of cereal] gruel, potatoes and doughnuts. She is well experienced in this business domain, where she has been working for several years.

This loan will allow her to strengthen her captial and to better develop her businesses.

The profits will allow her to increase her stock of mil and to increase her savings.

In this group: Fatou, Bigue, Bintou M, Fatoumata, Nene S , Saly, Ndebaye, Ndike, Fatoumata B, Anna, Ramatoulaye, Dalla, Maria, Siring, Fatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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