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A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy vegetables.

Mbathio's Group's story

This group has been in existence since the first loan cycle of the village bank. It is made up of women from the same town, most of whom work selling vegetables. The group's representative is called Codou. She is the lady on the left of the photo who is wearing a multi-colored kaftan and raising her hand.

Codou sells a variety of vegetables retail such as cabbages, turnips, onions and tomatoes. She will use her new loan for 75,000 francs to buy baskets or sacks of vegetables which she will then re-sell retail in her neighborhood. She uses the profits she makes from her business to cover her children's food, educational and health expenses.

In this group: Mbathio, Sophie, Arame Mb, Codou, Aminata, Anta D, Nogoye, Coudy, Binta, Khary, Ndeye, Deguene, Ndeye, Awa, Ndack, Nogoye, Aminata, Ndeye Fatou, Khady, Ndeye Ndioufa, Ndieme, Nogoye, Rama, Nogoye, Fatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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