A loan of $2,975 helped a member to purchase clothing and cosmetics.


Hlm Ndiambour Group's story

The Banc Villageois of HLM Ndiambour was created on December 14, 2008. The group consists of three women who live in the same district and who are very supportive of one another. They are involved in several types of businesses, the principal one being commerce. Salimata is the manager of the group, as well as the treasurer of the Banc Villageois. She is very dynamic, 32 years of age, and is a married with one daughter. She also lives with her parents. Salimata is an experienced merchant, and she started her business well before the Banc Villageois was formed. She is shown standing one the right in the photo, with her left hand raised. Salimata is an active merchant, and purchases her supplies (clothes and cosmetics) in large quantities from Dakar. She then resells them to women merchants in the surrounding villages. Salimata plans to use her loan to increase her stock of cosmetics and clothing so that she can satisfy her clients and increase her income. With the income she earns from this loan, Salimata plans to help pay for her family's expenses (health, food, clothing), and increase her savings.

In this group: Yacine, Salimata, Ndeye Bougouma Thiallal
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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