A loan of $4,400 helped a member to buy sacks of vegetables for resale.


Rokhaya's Group's story

This group was formed on December 26th, 2011. Its members are all women from the same town who share good social ties. The featured borrower is 51-year-old Khoudia. Khoudia is married and the mother of six children: two sons and four daughters. She is the lady standing on the far right of the photo wearing a sky-blue shawl and raising her hand.

Khoudia sells vegetables such as cabbages, fresh tomatoes, turnips, onions and carrots. She will use her loan for 80,000 francs to pay for merchandise which she will re-sell retail at the market in her neighborhood. The profits she makes from her business enable her to meet her children's nutritional, educational and health needs.

In this group: Rokhaya, Astou, Khady, Fatou, Ndeye Mbery, Ndeye F, Sokhna, Ndeye Birame, Ngone, Yacine, Thiaba, Faty, Arame, Ndeye Maguette, Mbaya, Nata, Amy, Astou, Sokhna Nd, Fatou, Ngone, Fatou C , Fatou, Khoudia

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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