A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy one case of fresh fish at 20,000 West African francs and 50 kg of smoked fish at 50,000 francs.


Aida's Group's story

This group was created on December 28, 2009. The group members are women living in the same village and working as vendors. Arame was born on March 8, 1957; she is married and has 11 children: three sons and eight daughters. Her eldest is 30 years old, and her youngest is nine. She sells fresh, smoked and dried fish. She goes to the seaside to buy fish and then sells it at the village. With her revenues, she covers her personal needs and helps pay the school fees for her daughter, who is in high school. In the photo, Arame stands on the far right wearing a burgundy shawl.

In this group: Aida, Sokhna, Astou, Maimouna, Awa, Nogaye, Nogaye, Arame, Fatou, Maty*, Fatou, Saye, Aida, Lobe *
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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