A loan of $4,575 helped a member to buy fish.


Awa's Group's story

Created on 5 December 2007 during the inauguration of the banc villageois, this group is made up of 27 women who have experience in the banc villageois system. These women are all from the same area and share strong ties and support each other. They mostly engage in commerce and artisanal work.

Ndatté (standing on the far right with her hand raised) is the featured borrower of the group. She is married, 45 years old, and a mother of five children, one girl and four boys. She buys fish at the market and resells them.

With this new loan, she plans to buy 50,000-75,000 francs CFA worth of fish each day, which she will resell to smaller merchants who then sell them in their areas.

She plans to use part of her earnings to support her husband in the schooling of their children and the other part to improve her family's living conditions and increase her savings in the banc villageois.

In this group: Awa, Khouredia, Mareme, Ndatte, Penda Sow*, Aminta, Khoudia*, Fatou, Oumy, Maguette*, Mbamba, Anna, Sira, Coumba Seydou, Anta Ngone*, Anta, Thiane, Diarietou, Anta, Asta, Khoudia, Astou*, Mingue , Fabinta, Khady, Adja Khady, Seynabou
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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