A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy merchandise for her business.

Touba Cadior Group's story

The Touba Caior village bank was formed on 12/5/2010. The group has 21 female members who live in the same neighborhood and get on well together.

The president of this group, Fatou, is a married woman of 37 who has one daughter in her care. Her business is buying and selling. She sells shoes and clutch bags. She also fattens animals. She buys her goods in Petersen market, in Dakar, and makes her sales in Sagatta. In the photo, she is dressed in pink and has her hand raised.

Fatou would like to use 70,000 francs of this loan to buy two sheep and the rest to buy merchandise for her sales business.

With the profits she makes from her business, Fatou strengthens her savings so that she can take out a larger loan and thereby guarantee her daughter's future.

In this group: Amina*, Ndeye Fatou, Mbene, Fatou, Mouleye, Sophie, Fatou, Faty, Coumba, Mbery, Mbene*, Seynabou, Faty*, Khady, Momy, Mame Diebou, Faty Gora*, Sokhna, Amy, Mame Diarra, Yacine
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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