A loan of $2,525 helped a member to purchase hibiscus flowers and baobab fruit.

Mame Astou's Group's story

This group of 22 women are members of the "banc villageois" which was formed November 21, 2009. It is made up of members who live in the same neighborhood and pursue similar businesses.

Mame, pictured standing on the right hand side with her hand raised, is 50 years old. She is married and the mother of 7 children, 3 of whom are girls, and the youngest of whom is 7 years old. With this loan she will operate a business of fruit juice and ice cream. She plans to purchase hibiscus flowers, baobab fruits, sugar to prepare the juice, and bags for the ice cream. The proceeds will allow her to provide for her daily expenses and to take care of her personal needs.

In this group: Mame Astou, Mareme, Astou, Aida, Binta, Arame Mbengue, Aissatou, Fatou Ndiaye, Madina, Mame Yacine, Sokhna Faty, Mame Bousso, Ndeye Penda, Fatou, Yaye Fatou, Soda, Aida, Ndeye, Adji Penda, Sokhna Kine, Fatou, Ndoumbe*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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