A loan of $3,550 helped a member purchase a large bag of sugar, three cartons of 10 packs of cigarettes and a variety of condiments.


Tacko's Group's story

This newly inaugurated village bank, on 26 september 2013, is made up of women who joined this bank as they are concerned about bringing about change in their living conditions. They have all lived in the same village for several decades, and have strong ties of solidarity among them. They are all involved in small businesses.
Mrs Tacko, 47 years old (seen standing at the far right with her hand raised in the photo above) is the star borrower of the group. She is married and the mother of two boys. She is very dynamic and contributed tremendously to the establishment of the village bank. She has a table in the village from which she sells various food products such as sugar, green tea, condiments and various cigarette brands. She is asking for a new loan in order to purchase a large bag of sugar, three cartons of 10 packs of cigarettes and a variety of condiments. Profits from these sales will allow her to assist her husband in taking care of the family expenses.

In this group: Tacko, Houleye, Kady, Fatou Elhadji, Sadio, Asse, Diaraye, Diama*, Awa, Rocky*, Woude, Fatoumata Hawa, Awa*, Adama, Penda, Houlaye, Rocky, Moussou, Binta, Sanou, Maimouna, Houleye, Sadio, Aminata*, Hawa, Seynabou, Coumba, Penda, Ramatoulaye, Aicha, Fatou, Ramatoulaye, Woury, Oumi
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot



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