A loan of $3,500 helped a member to purchase fabrics and cosmetic products (body lotions, perfumes, etc.).

Pc 2 Femmes Casamancaise Group's story

This sub-group of a banc villageois [local credit association] was established on September 2, 2008. It brings together 19 women from the neighborhood and the surrounding area. They are united by common social connections and are involved in the same occupation, which is trade.

Mrs. Hassanatou (sitting at the left in the photo and wearing a grayish scarf) is a married, 46-year-old woman and the mother of six children: one 29-year-old daughter and five sons. She has been running a business selling fabrics and cosmetic products (body lotions, perfumes, etc.) for a long time.

With her new loan, Mrs. Hassanatou is going to increase her merchandise (fabrics and cosmetic products), which she is going to sell, retail, in her neighborhood.

The profits generated by her business are added to her capital in order to better stock her shop, but also to help her husband in taking care of the family.

In this group: Maye, Djilang, Lalia, Petroline, Antoinette , Diatou, Khadidiatou, Fatou, Ndeye Guette, Fatou, Assanatou, Aminata, Diarra, Anta, Ramatoulaye, Fatou, Maguette, Khady, Pothe

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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