A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy fabrics and shoes for resale.


Mareme's Group's story

This group was created during the first cycle of the Banc Villageois. It is made up of two women who come from the same neighborhood and are united by good social and professional ties. The group's representative, Mareme, is a 34-year-old married woman and the mother of two children. In the photo, she is the woman in the left, raising her hand. She has been actively involved in the sale of fabrics for almost ten years. With her new loan of 300,000 CFA francs, she will buy shoes and bales of clothes, which she will resell for retail in her neighborhood, for cash or on credit. Profits from Mareme's business allow her to take care of her two children's nutritional, educational and health needs. They also enable her to strengthen her savings with the Banc Villageois.

In this group: Mareme , Astou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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