A loan of $3,825 helped a member to buy shoes and incense to be resold.


Jef Jel Group's story

This group is composed of 14 women from the same area. They are all neighbors or friends. Their main occupation is retail.
Nogoye is a 39 year-old woman. She is married and a mother of 6. She also has 2 other dependent children.
Nogoye has been a member of the banc villageois since its creation and she is part of jef jel, a solidarity group for which she is the representative. She is standing on the left side of the picture.
She sells shoes and incense. She has a good experience in this field.
With this new loan, Nogoye will buy incense and pairs of shoes which she will resell to customers in her neighborhood. Her aim is to support her husband as he provides for the family.
With the profits, she will help her husband cover various expenses, i.e. food and her children's education.

In this group: Amy, Fatou, Fatou , Nogoye, Khady, Maréme, Fatou, Soda, Salla, Mbeugué, Thioro, Ndéye, Fatou Kiné, Mame Diarra

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Julien Roland



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