A loan of $2,525 helped a member to purchase two sheep.

Sope Elhadj Malick Sy Group's story

The Sope Elhadj Malick Sy solidarity group was created on 30th December 2009. It is made up of 21 women who all come from the same village and are either neighbors or friends. The solidarity group is part of the Banc Villageois in Boffel.

Mrs. Diogo D., who is standing on the extreme right of the photo is in charge of the solidarity group. She is 60 years old and mother to two boys and two girls. She is also responsible for her two grandsons.

Her previous activity was the running of a small business. With her new loan she is going to fatten up sheep. She will buy two sheep and food for the livestock, in order to fatten them during five months and then sell them at the weekly markets in her town.

She helps her husband to take care of the family, for example covering food and health costs.

In this group: Diogo, Awa, Faty, Khaïta, Ngone, Ndieme, Dieynaba, Coura, Fate, Mame Diaw, Faty, Anta, Fatiamata, Godele N°1, Khayta , Godele N°2, Awa, Khary, Faty Bintou, Madiana, Marame

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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