A loan of $3,025 helped a member to buy merchandise to sell.


Thiokhna Sagatta Group's story

This village bank was formed on 12/5/2010. It has four female members who get along well together and all live in the same town.

Coumba is the featured borrower for this group. She is 31 years old, married, and doesn't have any children. She is a seamstress and also owns a cosmetics store. She is standing on the far right of the photo, wearing a blue dress and raising her left hand.

Coumba buys her fabric, perfumes and beauty creams in Touba and Dakar. She has been in this line of work for 10 years.

Coumba will use her loan to buy fabric for 75,000 francs, cosmetics for 125,000 francs and groundnuts for 200,000 francs. She hopes, in the future, to buy a plot of land so that she can build a house and a sewing workshop so that she can run her business well.

In this group: Coumba, Ndeye, Ngore, Fate

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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