A loan of $3,100 helped a member to purchase food products for resale.

Tabara's Group's story

This "banc villageois" was created March 29, 2013 and is made up of twenty-six members who live in the same town. They are in the business of vegetables, raising livestock, and small businesses.

Fatou is the president of the group and is 63 years old. She is married and both a mother and grandmother; she has eight children, all of whom are married except for two of her sons, and she has four grandchildren. Fatou runs a shop out of her home and is also in the vegetable business. She is pictured standing on the right in a green "boubou."

Fatou stocks up on tomatoes, sugar, milk, tea, coffee, candy, etc. in the city to replenish the stock of her shop. She has had over 30 years of valuable experience in this field. She will use her loan to expand her business. With the profits, she will take care of her needs, help her children and their families, but also put some into savings. A portion of her profits will increase her business capital.

In this group: Tabara, Seynabou, Fatou, Ndeye, Fatou, Seynabou, Rokhayatou, Yacine, Farma, Aminata, Coumba, Maïmouna, Ndeye Khady, Marietou*, Ndeye Sokhna, Amele, Boury, Marietou, Maguette, Oumy, Maty, Khady, Astou, Ndeye Khady, Ndeye Fatou, Kor
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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