A loan of $4,425 helped a member to buy shoes, string, and trimmings.

Maï's Group's story

This group of 37 people makes up part of the banc villageois that was established on 22 October 2012. It is made up of members who live in the same area. They all get along and support each other. Their main activity is commerce.

Ndoumbé, standing on the right in the photo with her hand raised, is 38 years old. She is married and a mother of two children, one of whom is a boy.

Ndoumbé is a merchant. With this loan, she is going to buy 25 pairs of shoes at 2,000 francs a pair, which she will resell for 2,500 francs a pair; two 60-meter rolls of poplin fabric at 5,500 francs a roll, which she will resell at 450 francs a meter.

With these earnings, Ndoumbé is going to take care of her children and build a house.

In this group: Maï, Yagou*, Kaïra, Ndeye, Saye, Khady, Amy, Ndoumbe , Mame Bousso, Fatou, Tike*, Arame, Niassa, Mame Awa, Bousso, Mame Fatou, Awa, Sokhna, Mbene, Fatou, Diatou, Fatou, Khady, Koty, Maï, Astou, Diouka, Nogoye, Binetou, Saye, Ndeye, Nogaye, Ndeye, Mame Diarra, Khady, Bineta, Khar

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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