A loan of $5,750 helped a member to buy sheep and children's clothing for her business.


Kelle Group's story

The village lending group Kelle was created on December 30, 2009. The group is made up of 30 women who live together and have a good understanding of one another.

The president, Diakhaté, is a 27 year old woman, married with 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys. She sells fish in the village. She also practices beef fattening. She has been working in these businesses for more than three years. In the photo, she is at the far right, near the woman with the pink scarf, with her hand raised and holding a child at her side.

With this loan, she would like to buy two sheep to fatten and children's clothing for her small business, because of the holidays coming up.

With her profits, she will pay the school fees of her child who goes to the village nursery school (Case des Touts-Petits or CTP) and take care of her personal needs.

In this group: Arame, Dial, Awa, Anta, Salla, Amy, Mbene, Diakhate, Adama, Bousso, Sokhna Astou, Ngone, Fatou, Coumba, Ndeye Maty*, Mbene*, Sokhna, Ndack, Sokhna, Yacine*, Anta, Mame Fatou, Fatou Laye, Mbene , Fatou, Sokhna, Fatou, Maïmouna, Dior, Diama
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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