A loan of $3,875 helped a member to buy bunches of bananas to sell in Gambia.


Sobeya De Tessito Group's story

The Sobéya de Tessito group was created at the inception of the banc villageois. It is made up of 15 women who live in the same district. They all run small businesses.

Mrs. Aissatou (standing second from the right) is the leader of the group. She is 43 years old. She is married and the mother of 5 children. She has two students in her care who come from neighboring villages.

She buys bananas on the outskirts of town and then takes them to sell in southern regions. She has been doing this work for seven years.

With this loan, she plans to buy bunches of bananas to sell.

In this group: Coumba, Satou, Aissatou, Mai, Fatoumata, Coumba*, Fatou, Diatou, Amy, Aida, Sona, Fanta, Leonie, Lalla
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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