A loan of $4,450 helped a member to buy body milk, body perfume, and air freshener.

Fatou Diop's Group's story

The Kambeng Doumassou Group was established on November 15, 2006, when the Banc Villageois was inaugurated. This group is made up of women having a lot of experience with the institution's program.

They are very active in their money-earning businesses, in particular small retail. They all live in the same neighborhood, which favors good understanding and solidarity among the group's members.

Mrs. Fatou is the group's featured borrower. She's the one standing on the far right and raising her left hand in the photograph. She's 35 years old and the mother of four children, including one girl. Very rigorous and proactive at work, she sells cosmetics, such as body milk and body perfume. She gets her supplies from wholesalers, and retails for cash and on credit.

She intends to user her new loan to replenish her stock by buying dozens of body milks, body perfumes, and air freshers. The profits generated by her business will enable her to support her young children's education.

In this group: Fatou Diop, Safietou, Seynabou, Oumy, Hortance, Fatoumata, Fatoumata, Fatoumata, Khady, Aissatou, Mama, Dienaba, Marie Jeanne, Mariama, Marietou, Fatou Drame, Fatou, Fatou, Dala, Fatou Bannel, Haby

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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