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A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy fabrics for resale.

Khady's Group's story

This group is composed of 22 women who live in the same area. They are primarily retailers and hairdressers.

Khady, the featured entrepreneur, is 37 years old and is an assistant in the banc villageois. She is single and has no children, but takes care of her nephews who lost their mother at a very young age. She sells fabrics and owns a small shop at the village market, capitalising on 5 years' worth of experience. She is standing on the right of the picture, wearing a red and white dress, with her left hand raised. She buys her fabrics (Khartoum fabrics, wax cloth, damask, veils, etc.) in Dakar and Touba so that she can resell them retail in her village.

She intends to use her loan to buy 4 rolls of Khartoum fabric (30 metres at 7000 francs /m). She hopes to earn a large income during the holiday period. She uses her profits to build up her savings and wishes to strengthen her account; she lives with her brother who takes care of all the family expenses.

In this group: Khady, Faty, Fatou, Magatte, Yaye Fatou, Penda, Salla, Arame, Awa, Astou, Sokhna, Alima, Daba, Aïda, Mareme, Aminata, Fatou, Teune, Fatou, Penda*, Aïda Dior, Diarra
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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