A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy miscellaneous merchandise for resale.


Arame's Group's story

This group, consisting of 28 women, has been in existence since April 9, 2011 ; its membres live in the same village and work mainly as vendors and animal farmers.

Ndéye Mariame, the group’s representative, is the secretary of the Banc Villageois. She is married and has two daughters. She manages a small shop selling sugar, soap, clothing, shoes etc; she also raises sheep. In the photo, she stands on the right wearing a blue and white checkered outfit and raising her left hand.

With this loan, she plans to invest 30,000 West African francs in miscellaneous merchandise for resale, and 20,000 francs to buy a sheep for fattening and resale. She hopes to earn more revenues in this way. Thanks to this income, she plans to bolster her savings in order to finish the construction of two rooms in her home. She had to withdraw some of her savings for the construction work.

In this group: Arame, Soda, Nogaye, Binta*, Diakhate*, Awa, Bintou, Sokhna, Khady, Ndeye Mariame, Mbayta, Faty, Dial, Diayla, Amy, Diaba, Maty, Maï, Faty Matar*, Mame Diarra Bousso, Fatou*, Woury, Awa, Ndack, Awa, Amy, Awa, Khardiata
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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