A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy groundnuts and oranges for a small business.

Maguette's Group's story

This group of 22 women joined the Banc Villageois on its first cycle. They have been united by good social and professional relationships for a long time. The person in charge of the group, Penda, is a 27-year old married woman who has four children who have been entrusted to her care: two boys and two girls, all at school. She is standing on the far right of the photo with her hand raised and dressed in blue. She has had a fruit business for a long time and has good experience in this field. Her new loan of 110,000FCFA will enable her to buy sacks of oranges and groundnuts which she will sell on a retail basis on a table in front of the front door of her house which serves as a shop. The profits she makes will allow her to boost her savings so that she can maintain her business over the long term.

In this group: Maguette, Sokhna, Nene, Ndeye Sadio, Khady B, Fatou , Aminata, Tening, Rama, Penda D, Awa, Deguene, Isseu, Nogoye, Awa*, Mbayang, Rokhaya, Amy*, Absa, Coumba, Seynabou, Marieme

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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