A loan of $5,100 helped a member to buy embroidered Wax fabrics and suits for men.

Fatou Sene's Group's story

This Banc Villageois was established on December 10, 2012. It is made up of women who are very eager to prosper their money-earning businesses.

There is a good connection between the members of the group. All women live in the same neighborhood, and their main business is retail and the transformation of local products.

Mrs. Fatou (on the right in the sitting row, raising her left hand) is the featured borrower. She's a woman very determined to expand her business. She's 29 years old, married, and the mother of one girl.

She's in retail, more specifically she sells fabrics and fashion accessories. She gets her supplies in one of the capital's markets, and resell on credit, asking for an advance corresponding to one third of the total price.

With this new loan, she will buy embroidered Wax fabrics and suits for men, in order to resell them during the year-end holidays.

Her profits will enable her to strengthen her savings and help her husband cover the family's expenses, especially those related to their daughter's healthcare.

In this group: Fatou Sene, Mariama, Hardiatou, Arabi, Dianke, Deliane, Jeanne Chantal, Fatou, Aminata Cherif, Mariama Dielo, Nafissatou, Habibatou Penda, Penda, Seynabou, Adama, Hawa, Aissatou Seny, Dienaba, Sia, Yaye Mama, Awa, Fatoumata, Diattou*, Sire, Safiatou, Kine, Mouskeba, Nabintou, Oumy, Nemouna
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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