A loan of $4,725 helped a member to buy foodstuffs.

Fonk Sa Bopp Grandlouga Group's story

This group consists of women who live in the same neighborhood; their main business is retail. Anta, the featured borrower, is the leader of the group. She is 32 years old, widowed and mother to five children. She is standing to the right in the photo and has raised her left hand. She manages a small retail business selling a variety of merchandise and capitalizes on good experience of more than 6 years. With her loan she plans to buy baobab fruit, 2 bags of sugar at 23,000 F each, 2 basins of dried sorrel flowers at 3,000 F each, tamarind, 50 kg of ginger for transformation into juice and ice cream. With her profits she saves at the level of the "banc villageois", manages her family, and ensures the schooling and the health of her children.

In this group: Fama, Khady, Fatou Samb *, Khoury , Ndeye Fama, Mame Fatou, Ndeye Khaita, Thiecka, Adama, Diarayatou, Ndeye Fary*, Mane *, Fatoumata*, Tabara, Anta, Ngagna, Awa, Djita, Ndeye , Astou, Diarry Sow , Siny, Touty, Aminata, Anta, Dieya, Fama

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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