A loan of $5,150 helped a member to purchase sundry supplies and other grocery items to sell.


Elizabete's Group's story

This 'banc villageois' was newly inaugurated on September 11, 2013. It is composed of women who ardently wish to join the 'banc villageois' program. The women maintain ties of solidarity and mutual assistance, and they have all been living in the same district for several years. Their main work involves small-scale commerce and farming during the rainy season.

Ms. Elizabéte, aged 46 (standing at the far right with her left hand raised), is the featured borrower of the group. She is a married mother of seven children (four boys and three girls). She is active in selling basic necessities which she purchases at the commune market wholesale and demi-wholesale to sell retail in her village.

With this new loan, she intends to bolster her stock of merchandise by purchasing a box of pasta and various other products.

The profits enable her to bolster her savings, so as to obtain bigger loans over the coming loan cycles.

In this group: Elizabete, Soda, Astou, Mbene, Mame Diarra, Amy, Daba, Awa, Ndiouck, Oulimata, Vouly, Aida, Khady, Faty, Marieme, Khoudia, Ndeye, Bousso, Sokhna, Khady, Diouma, Tacko, Fatou, Mareme, Amy, Binta, Mai, Gnilar, Diouma, Adama, Khady, Yande, Seynabou, Fatou Seni, Dienaba, Sokhna, Astou, Mame Diarra, Dipp, Penda, Penda, Penda, Dado, Rocky, Sokhna, Dado, Coumba, Khady, Ndela, Waline

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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