A loan of $4,500 helped a member to purchase fabrics for resale.

And Siggil Hann 1 Group's story

The And Siggil Hann Association includes a number of local women from one of Dakar's suburbs. Initially, they met through a weekly tontine [savings group] that allowed them to self-finance their income-generating activities. Currently the group has signed a partnership with UIMCEC to support the economic empowerment of women so that they better manage their businesses and fight against poverty.

Siggil Hann 1 is a borrowing group of 12 women who live in the same neighborhood. They are represented by Mrs. Wolimata, a married woman with 10 years of commercial experience selling fabrics and juices. Additionally, she has been employed since 1997 as a sorter at a fishing company. She begins her day a 6 am and ends at 4 in the afternoon. The income that she gets from this activity allows her to have savings. She is member of one of the banking groups of UIMCEC where she has solicited a credit to buy clothes to sell. She envisions a future of traveling to a great country where she will important merchandise to resell.

In this group: Wolimata, Nogaye, Seynabou , Gamou, Rouba, Mbeupe, Soukeye, Amy, Diakhou, Ndeye Sène , Aminata, Khadidiatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Adam Halpert

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