A loan of $2,525 helped a member to buy incense, perfume, clothing, and shoes.

Ndeye Fatou's Group's story

This village lending group was created June 28, 2008. It is made up of members from the same area and who mainly work in sales. Madame Faty, who is on the left in the photo, is the featured borrower.

She is 40 years old, married, and mother of five children, including one boy. Her main business is the sale of incense, perfume, clothing, sheets, and shoes.

She has good experience for this type of business, having worked in it for several years.

With this loan, she plans to buy 50,000 francs worth of incense, 50,000 francs worth of perfume, 100,000 francs worth of clothing, and 25,000 francs worth of shoes.

Her objective is to increase her children's savings, to provide for their education, and to help provide for their everyday expenses.

In this group: Ndeye Fatou, Faty, Malo, Astou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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