A loan of $4,025 helped a member to purchase staple goods including Omo (a brand of detergent) and soap, as well as sheep, for resale.


Awa Samb's Group's story

The Banc Villageois of Douye Sangou was created on December 21st, 2009. It is made up of members who live near one another and who know each other very well socially.

Awa Samb is the leader of the group and is shown in the photo on the right, with her hand raised. She is 45 years old, married and the mother of eight children (two girls and six boys). This loan will allow her to buy staple goods, such as Omo (a brand of detergent) for 7,500 XOF per unit, and packets of soap for 6,000 XOF per unit. She will also be purchasing sheep for resale.

Awa Samb will use a portion of the income generated by her business to invest in her savings and other interests. The rest she will use in order to improve the living conditions of her children.

In this group: Awa Samb, Ndeye , Adji, Sokhna, Ndeye, Mbayang, Ndeye Samb, Awa Ndiaye, Ndeye Diouf, Awa, Yacine, Astou Sokhna, Mbeya, Fama Moussa, Aissa, Ndeye, Mara Ba, Ndella, Maty, Sokhna, Seynabou, Fatou Elhadji, Aissatou, Astou Modou, Ndeye, Sokhna, Khady, Banel, Coumba, Fatou, Alima, Kolle, Mareme, Khady, Fate, Astou Mbene, Ndiare

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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