A loan of $5,775 helped a member to buy pearls to make jewelry, and brooms and other items.

Aida's Group's story

This group was created on October 24th, 2007. It consists of 36 members who all live in the same rural community and shop at the same markets.

The featured borrower is Fatou, age 57, seen standing at the far right in the photo with her hand raised. She is a married mother of six girls and two boys.

She will use her loan to buy pearls in different colors to make jewelry. As a secondary activity, she also sells brooms and various other items.

She plans to use her profits to pay the interest on her loan, bolster her savings, and provide for the needs of her children.

In this group: Aida*, Ndeye Diama, Gnigua, Aminata Fall, Ndieme, Ndeye Gueye, Ndeye, Ndeye Mor, Coumba Mbarou, Fatou Salka, Kine, Amy Ndam, Kenou, Amy, Soda, Arame, Faty, Baly, Ndeye Ass, Maguette, Mbissine*, Soda, Arame, Khady, Mame Diarra, Faty, Faty, Thiena, Codou, Lena, Sokhna, Astou, Ndeye, Soukeye, Ndeye Ali, Mbene
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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