A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy fish and vegetables for her small retail business.

Fatou D's Group's story

This group has been in existence since the first cycle of the Banc Villageois. It is made up of women who come from the same village and who are united by social ties.

The group's representative, Marie, is 60 years old, married, and the mother of two children, a boy and a girl. In the photo, she is the woman standing at the far left, wearing a colorful blue boubou and raising her hand.

Marie is actively involved in commerce: she has been selling vegetables as well as fresh and smoked fish for a long time, and she has a good experience in this field.

With her new loan of 50,000 CFA francs she will buy the following products for resale: fish, cabbage, onions, potatoes and carrots.

With the profits from her business, she will be able to buy food for her children and will strengthen her savings with the Banc Villageois.

In this group: Fatou D, Fatou, Annette, Konguele, Ndeye Mb, Khoury, Astou Mb, Adama, Konguele, Amy, Ryma, Ngondiane, Fatou, Marie, Khemesse, Marie, Binta*, Awa, Binta, Rama*, Sokhna
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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