A loan of $3,975 helped a member to purchase millet, milk powder, sugar, ingredients for porridge, and fish.

Keme's Group's story

Created on January 14, 1998, this "banc villageois" is made up of women very involved in the development of income-generating businesses. All members of the group live in the same neighborhood and maintain long-standing friendly relationships. A majority of the women have significant experience working in the system of a "banc villageois".

Mrs. Kémé (sitting on the right in yellow) is the representative of this group. In addition, she is a member of the management committee of her "banc villageois" and plays an important role in its functioning. She operates a restaurant in front of her house where she sells porridge made from local grain in the evening. She also sells dried fish from coastal areas, particularly those in the south.

With her new loan, Mrs. Kémé intends to buy four 50-kilo bags of millet, two cartons of milk powder, two bags of sugar and ingredients for porridge, and at least seven 30-kilo baskets of fish. With the profits, she hopes to complete work on the finishing of her house.

In this group: Keme, Ramatoulaye, Mouskeba, Gnima, Ngalla Sona
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Adam Halpert

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