A loan of $4,925 helped a member to buy vegetables for resale.

Sinou Khaly Pc 1 Group's story

This group, created at the launch of the local banc villageois, is composed of women living in the same village. All of them have the same type of business, working as vendors. They maintain strong social ties. Mrs. Mbène is 45 years old, married, with one child. She has been a member of the banc villageois since its creation and is a vegetable vendor. In the photo, she is standing on the far right wearing a green outfit and carrying a child on her back. Mbène has plenty of experience in this line of work. With her new loan of 20,000 West African francs she will [buy] bags of vegetables, such as onions, cabbage, and potatoes, and resell them at retail prices at the small market of her village. The revenues from this business will allow her to take care of her own financial needs, saving some money on her banc villageois account, and to pay for her family’s food.

In this group: Maty, Maty, Yacine, Mbene, Maty Seck, Ndeye, Amy, Daba, Fatim, Nogoye, Ndeye Penda, Nogoye, Fatou, Khady, Aida, Fatou, Amy, Ngone, Tacko, Ndeye B, Penda

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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