A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy seeds and other products for vegetable growing.

And Book Diom Bou Ndiol Group's story

The 'And Book Diom Bou Ndiol' Group is made up of ten women, who live in the same village and get together whenever they need to. Their president is Sokhna (seen in the photo with her hand raised). She is 37 years old, married and has children. She grows vegetables for sale, and will use her loan to buy seeds and other products needed for this work. She has more than ten years' experience, and grows cabbages, rice, onions and aubergines.

Sokhna helps her husband to provide for the day-to-day expenses of their household, and the school fees of their children. She starts her working day at 9am, stops between 1pm and 4pm, and then works in the fields again until 7pm.

In the future, she would like to extend the amount of land that she grows vegetables on, but in order to do this, she will need to continue using the support of the field partner. Further into the future, Sokhna would like to become a supplier of vegetables.

In this group: Sokhna, Fatou, Aïdara, Khady, Coumba, Adjara, Coumba Gati, Fatou, Mame A, Amy Sar

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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