A loan of $5,100 helped a member to buy timber for resale.

Aminata Ale Group's story

The "Aminata Alé" Banc Villageois was created on July 9, 2011, that date being its inauguration day. This group of PC 01 micro-entrepreneurs consists of 33 women who live in the same neighborhood, belong to the same Muslim religion, and are either relatives, friends or neighbors. Their main activities are business, poultry farming, and the processing of fruits and vegetables.

The group's leader, Sokhna, is 62 years old, married, and the mother of one adult child. She has a shop and sells timber for construction and carpentry. She is also involved in poultry farming. In the photo, she is on the right-hand side, dressed in white.

She buys pallets of timber in Dakar and resells them in Saint Louis, her shop being located in one of the city's neighborhoods.

Her loan will be used to boost her business as she will buy timber for an amount of 100,000 F in order to meet her customers' needs. Earnings will be used as working capital.

Her personal and family needs are covered by the profits she makes from poultry farming. She hopes to increase her purchasing power.

In this group: Khady, Awa Dame, Jeanne, Khadissatou, Sokhna, Aminata, Coumba, Seynabou*, Seynabou, Fatimata, Aïssatou, Mame Fama, Nafissatou, Fatou , Kine*, Fatimata, Oumy*, Gnagna Fatou, Binta, Ngalla, Ouleye, Aïda, Aïda, Fatou Ngagne*, Arame, Salimata, Fanta, Marie Jeanne Elissa*, Aminata, Dieynaba, Anta, Keuwriya*, Coumba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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