A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy 20-litre cans of oil.

Sokhna's Group's story

This banc villageois was created on the 20th of December, 2011. The women got together to form this banc villageois as they have a good cohesion and collaborate closely with each other. During the rainy season, the women's primary activity is the cultivation of groundnuts.

Marame, standing in the picture and raising her hand, is 60 years old. She is married and the mother of 3 dependent children. With the loan she receives, she plans to buy 2 or 3 20-litre cans of oil, according to her means, to resell in her village. She also has parallel businesses, such as the sales of vegetables and beauty products during the dry season. The profits generated by her businesses allow her to build up her savings and to take care of her grand-children when they are sick, and cover their educational expenses.

In this group: Sokhna, Faty, Ndiaya*, Ramata, Faty, Khady, Soda, Ndoumbe, Fatimata*, Mareme, Maty, Sokhna*, Thiane, Faty Mbaye, Ndeye, Coumba, Ndeye, Ndeye, Mbathio, Sokhna, Ndeye Rama, Maguatte*, Alima, Faty, Coumba, Guankal, Maguette, Aissata
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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