A loan of $4,025 helped a member to bolster her activity by purchasing two 50 kg sacks of sugar to sell at retail.


Amy's Group's story

Recently inaugurated on September 11, 2013, this Banc Villageois consists of women who were eager to join the program. They have been living in the same village for several years, and their relationship is one of solidarity and mutual assistance. Their main activity is small trade, and they grow groundnuts during the rainy season.

Mrs. Amy, age 40, is the featured borrower for this group. In the photo, she is standing at the far right with her hand raised. Amy is married with six children, four boys and two girls. Like most of the women from surrounding villages, she sells sugar, soap, palm oil and refined oil at retail at the weekly markets. She will use this new loan to bolster her activity by purchasing two 50 kg sacks of sugar to sell at retail.

The profits earned allow her to strengthen and diversify her activity, and also to bolster her savings and seek larger loans in the future.

In this group: Amy, Salla, Khordja, Gasse, Gasse, Rocky Mame Gore, Seynabou, Khadja, Welly, Sira, Coumba, Djie Gasse, Khady, Awa, Rokhy, Yama, Mary, Khady Gaye, Kanne, Bintou, Maimouna, Astou, Awa, Fatou, Fatou, Fana, Adama, Fatou Combe, Mbombe, Loly, Toure, Seynabou, Gass, Inthia Yama, Fatou Yama, Khady, Marame, Yaye Ndaw, Inthia Fatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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