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A loan of $525 helped a member to buy vegetables and fish products intended for resale.

Book Jom Taiba Mbaye 3 Group's story

This group is made up of five women who all live in the same village and who all buy and sell vegetables and fish products. They have plenty of experience; several of them have been in the business for 10-15 years.

Saly (who is the woman with the big smile in the photo) is the group's president. She is 52 years old, married, and a mother. She will use the loan to buy vegetables: carrots, turnips, eggplant, etc. She will also buy smoked and dried fish. She will then resell her goods at the local market, where she has a food stand.

She has 10 years of experience in this line of business. She works actively to help cover her family's daily expenses. Since she has regular customers, she would like to acquire a stable base so that she can meet the needs of all of her customers. To do so, she requires the assistance of the IMCEC.

In this group: Saly, Nogaye, Arame, Daba, Mbeya

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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