A loan of $4,250 helped a member to buy sheep for fattening and to purchase various goods for resale.


Ndiengdiaw Group's story

This Banc Villageois was created on April 9, 2011 and is on its third loan cycle. Its comprises 45 members, all women, who live in one village and its surrounding hamlets. It should be noted that only 41 women are taking a loan this time. Their main activities are fattening livestock (sheep and cows) and small retail business. The featured borrower, Ndéye Marième, is 27 years old. She is the secretary of the Banc Villageois. She is married and the mother of two girls, ages 7 and 3. She is involved in fattening sheep and cows and she also has a small retail business selling various goods. In the photo, she is the woman standing in the right corner, wearing a green dress and raising her left hand. With her loan, she is planning to buy two sheep of a 50,000 CFA francs value and various goods (incense, perfume, fabrics, shoes, jewelry...) at a cost of 65,000 CFA francs. She will make these purchases at the weekly markets located near her village and will resell in her locality. She will also use 10,000 CFA francs as working capital. In this manner, she is planning to increase her income. Profits will be used to increase her savings in order to obtain a larger loan, to support her children's education, and to build a house for her family.

In this group: Arame, Soda, Nogaye*, Binta, Diakhate*, Awa, Bintou, Sokhna, Khady*, Ndeye Mariame, Mbayta, Faty, Dial, Diayla*, Amy, Diaba*, Bineta, Maty*, Maï, Faty Matar, Daba, Mame Diarra Bousso, Awa, Ndack*, Awa, Dial Mor , Amy, Awa, Khardiata, Ndeye, Khoudia, Ndeye, Khary, Mame Diarra*, Bamba, Mbene, Arame, Mame Diarra, Sokhna, Fatou, Fatou
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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