A loan of $3,575 helped a member to purchase seafood, lemon juice and palm oil for resale.


Fatou's Group's story

This group of Catholic women has been together since December 13, 2008. Together, they share deep understanding and solidarity. They have recently decided to open their group up to others with the hope of expanding their Banc Villageois.

Sophie is a 35-year-old single mother of four. She is also responsible for her brothers and sisters, resulting in a family of more than 10 dependents. Sophie is an entrepreneur who has a business selling palm oil, lemon juice, and various types of seafood. With this loan she plans to spend 10,000 XOF to purchase seafood. She will also be able to purchase 20 liters of palm oil and 20 liters of lemon juice. The income she earns from her business will allow Sophie to pay for her family's daily expenses, including their food. It will also permit her to to pay for the children's school tuition.

In this group: Fatou, Francoise*, Rose Daba*, Conse*, Mariama, Ndeye, Khady, Aissatou, Sophie, Ndella, Satou, Amy, Kaka, Mariama, Sokhna, Aissatou Hameth, Yvonne Diouma, Tenning, Aissatou, Pascaline, Therese, Rosalie Diaite, Adele
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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