A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy foodstuffs.

Dekhale Thiossane De Kahone Group's story

The group called "DEKHALE THIOSSANE de Kahone" is made up of five women who are all married. They are members of a revolving savings association ("tontine) which gets together each month to collect dues and finance its members. Due to the fact that this revolving amount is small, they opened an account to save and take advantage of loans.

They sell foodstuffs, out of their homes in the case of certain of the women and at the market in other cases. The president of the group (who is raising her hand) is the mother of four children, of whom two are attending school. Her business allows her to cover their school fees and to help her husband with expenses for the family. In order to bolster their small businesses' working capital, the group is requesting a loan of 500,000 francs to buy foodstuffs.

In this group: Fatou , Mame Lateo , Oumy , Codou , Ndiaye Ndour

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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