A loan of $4,875 helped a member to buy vegetables and second-hand clothing.

Ramatoulaye's Group's story

The banc villageois, to which this group belongs, was created on the 19th of September, 2004. The group is made up of 6 members who live in the same village. They enjoy good relationships with each other and are supportive of one another. Their main businesses are retail, livestock-fattening and the restaurant business.

Sokhna, standing on the right of the photo and raising her hand, is 73 years old. She is married and the mother of 7 children, 1 boy and 6 girls. Her main business is retail, a line of work she has been in for around 20 years. She plans to use this loan to buy bags of cabbages, carrots and aubergines, so that she can strengthen her vegetable-selling business. She will use the remainder of the money to buy 2 bags of second-hand clothing which she will sell at the weekly markets. The profits she makes enable her to increase her savings and meet her family's needs.

In this group: Ramatoulaye, Awa, Fatou, Nogoye, Fatou, Sokhna

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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