A loan of $3,850 helped a member to buy perfumes, soaps, and lotions for a small shop.


Sokhna's Group's story

This group was created during the beginning of the activities of the "banc villageois." It consists of 5 women who are from the same neighborhood and united by good social and professional relationships. Madam Mame Coumba, the leader, is a married woman who is 43 years old and mother to 9 children of whom four are girls and five boys, all in school. She is standing to the right in the photo with her hand raised. She sells beauty products. Her new loan of 410,000 will allow her to buy herself packages of perfumes, beauty lotions and soaps. The profits made will allow her to take care of the nutritional needs and the school supplies of her children.

In this group: Sokhna, Nene, Lucette, Sylvie, Mame Coumba
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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