A loan of $2,875 helped a member to buy a cow and consumer goods for resale.


Fatou's Group's story

The banc villageois of which this group forms a part was created on September 18, 2010. It is composed of a members with a good social cohesion. Their principal activity is selling consumer goods.

Standing on the right side of the photo and raising her hand is Rocky, the 23-year-old featured borrower. She is married and the mother of 3 daughters. With the loan she received, she will buy a cow at 100 000 francs CFA and restock her boutique with various consumer goods with the rest of her loan.

The profits from her business will allow her to pay her children's school fees and the cost of their health care.

In this group: Fatou, Ndeye, Marame, Diodio*, Soda, Rocky Daba, Alima*, Adama, Faty Ndiaye*, Gnilane, Oumy, Kine, Yacine, Assy, Ndeye, Astou, Diatou, Mbayang, Daba, Fatou, Fatou, Sokhna, Astou, Adama, Khady
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Kathy Guis



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