A loan of $5,425 helped a member to buy fruit, vegetables, and grains.

Santessou Pc 1 Group's story

This "banc villageois" was created in 2004. It is composed of women from the same district and surrounding districts. The group members are united by common social ties, and they for the most part have small retail businesses.

Ms. Fatou is a 55-year-old widow and a mother of ten children, five boys and five girls. She has been doing commerce by means of processing fruit & vegetables and grains, for ten years. She has good experience in this domain.

Her new loan of 195,000 francs will enable her to procure the previously cited merchandise for producing her products, which she is going to sell retail in her district.

The profits generated from her business will enable her to pay for food and cover the electricity bills for her family.

In this group: Fatou, Khady Ndoye, Khady, Séna, Tenning*, Fatou, Sokhna, Rokhaya, Ramatou*, Marie Christine, Fatou, Dado, Ramatoulaye, Ndéye Astou, Maguette, Déguéne Emilie, Marie, Marème, Seynabou, Woly, Awa, Ndéye Fatou, Awa, Coumba, Ndéye Maty, Ngoné, Khady, Ramata, Khady, Nancy, Aminata, Amy, Astou, Moussou, Awa, Mbéne, Woly, Maty, Binta, Mariétou, Fatou, Arame, Oumou
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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