A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy various vegetables for resale.

Ndiawna's Group's story

This group of two women from the same village is part of the DIADIORDE 'Banc Villageois' system. The women are very dynamic and are principally traders. Ndiawna the leader is fifty years old and married, and she is the mother of seven children - six girls and a boy.
She is a small-scale vegetable seller and has over ten years experience in this activity. She is standing on the left of the photo, dressed in green and with her hand raised.
She buys her vegetables (turnips, carrots, aubergines, potatoes....) in Potou and retails them in the village market.
With her loan she intends to purchase 1 sack of sweet potato, 1 sack of potatoes, 1 sack of carrots, 4 sacks of cabbage, 1 sack of aubergine, 1 sack of turnips....and with this she hopes to generate substantial income.
She is going to buy some beans (niébé) which she will hold back for selling at the right time.
With her profits, she will be able to cover the costs of clothing the two youngest children; she will save the rest in her account with the Banc Villageois.

In this group: Ndiawna, Ndiaw
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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