A loan of $2,650 helped a member to buy fabrics, shoes and handbags for resale.


Seynabou's Group's story

This group is part of a Banc Villageois that was created on December 14, 2008. It consists of 16 women who share a bond of solidarity. Their main activity is commerce.

Dior, age 48, is the group’s representative. She is the married mother of five children, one of them an 18-year-old boy. Her eldest daughter is 27 years old. Dior sells fabrics, handbags and shoes. On the photo, she is the lady standing on the right with her hand raised. She buys her merchandise in the capital and conducts her sales locally, in her own town.

Dior will use her loan to buy 150,000 F worth of fabrics and 50,000 F worth of shoes in an effort to increase her revenue. She hopes someday to become a prominent merchant.

She plans to use her profits to bolster her savings in order to qualify for more substantial loans in the future.

In this group: Seynabou, Dior, Gass, Mbene, Magatte, Aïda, Rose, Dior*, Khady, Siga, Niang*, Penda, Sina, Fatou, Penda, Khare*
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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