A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy bales of used clothing.


Seynabou's Group's story

This group was founded at the same time as the banc villageois and includes 17 women who live in the same area and share good neighborhood and professional ties. The leader of the group, Yaram, is a married, 51-year-old woman and a mother of five girls, who range from 30 to 18 years old. Yaram is standing at the very left in the photo and is dressed in a flowery dress with her hand raised. Yaram sells clothing or used clothing. With this new loan of 70,000 francs CFA, she is going to buy bales of used clothing that she is going to resell in her local market. The earnings from this business will allow her to provide for the dietary and health needs of her children and increase her personal savings in the band villageois.

In this group: Seynabou , Sadio, Penda, Awa Cheikh, Bintou, Yaram, Khady, Philomene, Fatou, Ouleye, Amy Colle, Ngone*, Khady, Adama, Sokhna, Oumou, Nogoye
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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