A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy bags of vegetables, mil [African cereal], ground nuts and various other spices.


Bok Jom Group's story

The Bok Jam group is made up of six women living in the same neighborhood. They are all married and have children. They formed their group to mutually help each other in their businesses selling food. They buy bags of vegetables and cereal products wholesale and share them with each other based on the participation of each woman. They manage to generate modest profits which allow them to meet their needs and to participate in taking care of the food and health expenses of their children. The leader of the group (who is wearing glasses) is mother to seven children of whom three go to school. She setup a table in front of her home from which she sells vegetables, mil [African cereal], ground nuts and other spices that are used in the preparation of daily meals to her customers. With her profits she takes care of her children's school fees and contributes every day to food expenses. The group, in order to improve their income, is requesting from the UIMCEC a loan of 600,000f to buy bags of vegetables, mil [African cereal], ground nuts and various other spices.

In this group: Astou , Salimata, Gnilane, Aissatou, Saly, Codou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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