A loan of $4,525 helped a member baskets of vegetables to sell at the village market.


Yacine's Group's story

This group was created from the first cycle of the local "banc villageois" loan association. It consists of a group of 29 women from the same village united by social relationships.

The manager, Mrs. Mame Diarra, is a married woman aged 41 and a mother of three children: two boys and one girl. She is standing at the far right of the photo, raising her hand and wearing a red dress.

She has been active in the vegetable retail business for a long time and has good experience in this field. With her new credit loan of 25,000 FCFA she will buy bags of vegetables to resell at retail prices at her village's small market.

Profits from her activities will enable her to manage school supplies and tuition fees for her children, and save at the "banc villageois".

In this group: Yacine, Kenriette Codou, Oumy Josephine, Rose Fatou, Esperance Marame, Helene Coumba, Anne Marie Ngone, Marie Herve, Marie Daniel, Marietou, Jaqueline Absa, Angelique Coumba, Fabienne Coumba, Elisabeth Ndieme, Rose Binta, Khar, Arame, Anta, Anta, Rose Coumba, Awa, Diarra, Veronique Mb, Madeleine Awa, Adji, Siga, Caroline Ngone, Bintou, Mame Diarra

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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