A loan of $2,475 helped a member to buy animal skins to tan and sell.


Gueye's Group's story

This group was created the December 28, 2009. It is composed of members who all live in the same area. Solidarity and mutual support prevail in their neighborhood. Rockhaya, standing on the right side of the photo with her hand raised, is 55 years old and married. She is the mother of 5 children, 2 boys and 3 girls. Rockhaya is a tanner. With this loan, she hopes to buy sheep, goat, or cow skins (1,500 skins per month a 500 francs each) that she will tan and then sell to shoemakers. With the profits, she will improve the life of her family and pay for her children's schooling and their clothing. The profits will also allow her to pay the interest [on the loan] and increase her savings.

In this group: Gueye, Seynabou, Habibatou, Diarra, Aminata, Khady, Diomousso, Dior, Astou, Marietou, Fatou, Rockhaya, Mame Ndiaye, Nene, Ndeye, Ndiole, Safra, Nogoye, Dialelle, Amy Fall, Aminata, Djimi*, Aminata, Ndioba
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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