A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy fish and vegetables.

Codou's Group's story

This group of 16 women is part of the "banc villageois" which was created on the 6th of July, 2006. The group is made up of women who live in the same village and neighbouring villages. Most of them are traders.

Isseu is standing on the right of the picture and raising her hand. She is 32 years old, married and the mother of 6 children, one of whom is a girl. She is a merchant and sells vegetables and fresh fish. She goes to town each days to get her supplies and resells them in her village. She will buy half a box of fish and 10 kilos of each type of vegetable with the loan she receives. The profits enable her to buy more food for her family each time they run out. She also uses the profits to take care of her children's needs and also saves some money.

In this group: Codou, Isseu, Saye, Thiena, Oumy, Mbene, Ndeye Ngone, Ndeye, Khady, Awa, Maguette, Gagnsiri, Isseu, Mame Diarra, Fama, Fatou

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