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Sopey Dabakh Group
In this Group: Safiétou, Awa Fall, Ndèye Maty, Fatou Ndao, Aba, Birame, Astou*
* not pictured
The SOPEY DABAKH solidarity group consists of seven women 30 years old on average, all married excepting the group’s president Fatou Ndao SALL, and all from the same “Banc Villageois” loan group carrying the same name as the DIAMAGUENE borough.

They came together through personal affinity and the desire to help each other manage their business activities, mainly concerned with various seafood products such as dried or smoked fish, dried oysters and shrimp, or the sale of clothing fabric and beauty products.

The group is one of eight that constitute the “Banc Villageois” loan group, rooted in the centre of the borough and numbering 90 members, all women. The group was created at the same time as the Banc Villageois, 2 ½ years ago. Mrs Aston GUEYE is not in the picture, as she had to take her ailing mother to the hospital for medical treatments.

The president Fatou Ndao SALL (23 years old) is in the middle of the picture wearing a wide smile and a white “boubou” strewn with blue flowers and a blue pagne. She is unmarried without children. She was elected group responsible due to her assiduity and dynamism.

She retails mainly clothing fabrics and beauty products. The purpose of her loan is to strengthen her working capital and her objective is to bolster her savings and take charge of her personal needs.

In addition to reimbursing the group loan, the women contribute in general to the improvement of their respective families’ living conditions.
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Le groupe de solidarité SOPEY DABAKH composé est de sept femmes âgées en moyenne de 30 ans et sont toutes mariées exceptée la présidente du groupe Fatou Ndao SALL, et issues du même Banc Villageois qui porte le même nom que celui du quartier DIAMAGUENE. Elles se sont par affinité et solidairement pour s’entre aider à mener leurs activités commerciales constituées généralement de vente de divers produits halieutiques tels des poissons séchés et/ou fumés des huitres et crevettes séchés, la vente de tissus et de produits cosmétiques.

Le groupe est l’un des huit qui forment l’assemblée générale dudit Banc Villageois implanté au cœur du quartier et qui compte à son actif 90 membres toutes des femmes. Le groupe a été créé en même temps que le Banc Villageois depuis 2 ans et demi. Madame Astou GUEYE, pour des raisons de maladie de ma maman n’est pas dans la photo, elle devrait l’accompagner pour des soins médicaux à l’hôpital.

Quant à la présidente Fatou Ndao F., au milieu de la photo exhibant un large sourire et vêtue de boubou blanc parsemé de fleurettes bleues et de pagne bleu, est âgée de 23 ans. Elle est célibataire sans enfant. Grâce à son assiduité et son dynamisme elle a été élue responsable du groupe. Elle vend essentiellement des tissus et des produits cosmétiques. Et l’objet de son crédit est de renforcer son capital d’investissement et son objectif est de renforcer son niveau d’épargne et prendre en charge ses besoins personnels.

En sus des activités de remboursements ponctuels du groupe, les femmes en manière générale participent à l’amélioration des conditions de vie de leurs familles respectives.

Additional Information

About CAURIE Micro Finance

The mission of CAURIE Micro Finance is to contribute sustainably and to offer microfinance services adapted to impoverished micro-entrepreneurs, primarily women, based on the principles of ‘credit for the poor’ and on microfinance best practices, all while investing in order to become financially independent.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,234,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 533.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sopey Dabakh Group's $800 loan helped a member reinforce the group's investment capabilities.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 14, 2010
May 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 6, 2011