A loan of $4,700 helped a member to buy sewing supplies and cosmetic products for resale.

Madina Marmiyal Darou S.l Group's story

The "Madina Marmiyal" Banc Villageois was created on July 9 2011, that day being its inauguration day. This PC 01 group consists of 31 women who come from the same neighborhood.

Farmata, the featured borrower, is 26 years old. She is married, without any children. She is actively involved in business and owns a sewing supplies shop where she also sells cosmetics. She is sitting on the right-hand side, on a bench. She is dressed in blue and is raising her left hand.

She buys her supplies (perfumes, shampoo, lotions, threads, buttons, ribbons, poplin, etc) in the capital city, Dakar and then stocks up and resells her products in her shop in Saint Louis.

Her loan will be used to buy a large quantity of cosmetic products and sewing supplies in order to boost her shop's inventory and to be ready for the religious holidays, a time of year during which she will be able to make large profits.

With her expected profits, she wishes to save some money. Those savings will allow her to become financially independent and to travel, for business purposes.

In this group: Mame Yacine, Farmata, Awa, Anta, Oumou Khaïry, Aminta, Yacine*, Dianké, Khady, Fatou, Fatou Khary, Racky, Fatou, Ndéye Ndiatté, Oulimata, Fatou, Aïcha, Coura*, Ndéye Rama, Sophie, Daro, Fatou, Marième, Salimata, Rokhaya, Zakia, Khady, Ndéye Anta, Maïmouna*, Aïda, Brigitte
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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