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A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy oil, rice, dried and smoked fish.

And Liguey Group's story

The And Liguey solidarity group was created during the first cycle of the "banc villageois". It is presently composed of 8 women who all live in the same village and share common social values. Their main business activity is small retail.

The group's leader, Déguéne (sitting on the far left of the photo with a white scarf on her head) is 65 years old, married and the mother of 3 children. She is also taking care of 2 more who have been entrusted to her.

Déguéne is developing a small business selling food products. She has been in this line of work for a long time and is therefore experienced. Her new loan of 80 000 francs will enable her to buy oil, rice, dried and smoked fish, which she will resell at the local weekly markets in the surrounding villages. The profits generated by her business enable her to pay her children's educational expenses.

In this group: Déguéne , Marème, Maty, Sokhna, Ndéye F, Fatou, Maguette, Mame Diarra

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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