A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy food items, fabrics and sewing notions for resale.


Linguère De Santhie Group's story

The group "Linguère de SANTHIE" is composed of six women who all work in small trade. Some sell fabrics and sewing notions while the others sell fish and vegetables. All are married, and they created this group to help each other in their activities. They make monthly contributions to a savings fund that they often use as a guarantee when applying for loans.

The president of the group (in the back row, wearing white) is a mother. She sells smoked fish and dried fish on credit. With her profits, she supports herself and helps her husband to provide for their children.

The group is seeking a loan of 990,000F to buy food items, fabrics, and notions. The goal of the group members is to continue to expand their businesses.

In this group: Safiétou, Rama, Salimata, Ndèye , Ngoné, Mati
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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