A loan of $2,050 helped a member to purchase rice for resale.

Bokk Jom Group's story

The Bokk Jom solidarity group was created on Dec. 9th 2010 and is comprised of a total of fourteen women who come from the same family and stand together—as indicated by the name they have chosen.

Coumba, the leader, is 42 years old; she is a married mother of four children. She runs a business trading rice in the town’s central market, and has had a decent experience for three years now. She is pictured standing on the right of the photo dressed in white and raising her left hand.

She stocks-up on fresh supplies at the wholesalers’ market, and then resells to her clients on-site.

Her loan would be used to purchase rice in large quantities in order to generate more profits.

She helps her husband with the family expenses, and wishes to have her own storefront so she can buy significant quantities of rice.

In this group: Coumba, Awa, Ndawa, Thiam, Bousso, Adama, Thiane, Awa, Khady, Ndioufa, Fatou, Awa, Maty, Semou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Michael Mszanski

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