A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy fabric and thread to make up sheets and boubous.

Ndeye's Group's story

This Banc Villageois was set up on 22nd October 2012 and comprises a group of 42 women who live in the same village. They have a good relationship with each other and all have small businesses to bring in income.

Soda is standing on the right of the photo, with her hand raised. She is married and mother to seven children, three of whom are girls. She sells sheets and "boubous" (long flowing dresses) that she makes herself. With the loan she has received she is going to buy 30m of damask fabric and thread for embroidering the sheets, "pagnes" and large "boubous" for women.

The profits she makes will enable her to take good care of her family by helping out with the daily expenses.

In this group: Ndeye, Soda, Kana, Sokhna, Ndoumbe, Dial, Woulimata, Fatou Kine, Mbene, Aminata, Astou, Ndeye Thiaw, Soukeye, Ndeye, Diama, Daba, Faty, Dial, Arame*, Magatte, Mbene*, Fatou, Amy*, Ngone*, Fatou, Khady, Ndoumbe, Khady, Mame Penda, Fatou, Ndeye Oumy, Absa, Ndeye Dame, Soda, Mbene, Soukeye, Ndeye Fatou, Kine, Mame Diarra, Khoudia, Congna, Ndeye Fatou
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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