A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy mortars, gourds, incense for resale.


Ndiang Montagne Group's story

This group was created on December 15, 2008, and it consists of 20 women who are related, friends and/or neighbors. They all work in trade.

The featured borrower is Mrs. Coumba, age 52. She is married (3rd wife) and the mother of six children, two of whom are girls. The youngest child is 18 years old. One of her daughters is married.

Mrs. Coumba sells sculptures and various other items, and she boasts over 20 years of experience in this activity. She is the lady standing at the far right in the photo with her hand raised and wearing a long green dress.

Mrs. Coumba visits the capital and the local weekly markets to buy mortars, gourds, and incense to sell at the central market of Louga.

She will use her loan to buy 75,000 F worth of mortars, 75,000 F worth of gourds, and 15,000 F worth of incense; the sale of these items will help to boost her revenue.

She helps a little with the family’s expenses. She uses her profits to bolster her savings, to contribute to a savings group, and to repay her loan.

In this group: Coumba, Aminata, Ndeye Sano, Soda, Mame Khady, Aminata, Fatou, Fatim, Fatou, Ndeye, Ndiaya, Fatou, Codou, Aïcha, Aïcha, Mbayang, Maguette, Ngane, Ndeye Lena*, Male*
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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