A loan of $3,200 helped a member to purchase agricultural supplies and vegetables.

Sope El Hadji Group's story

Solidarity group Sop El Hadji Malick was created on 12/30/2009. It is comprised of thirteen women who are bound by friendship and live in the same village. They run several businesses in retail, crafts, and animal husbandry.
Diogo, the group’s leader, is 62 years old. She is married and a mother of seven; two of her children are still financial dependents. She farms and retails vegetables, and has over six years of experience doing so. She is standing all the way to the right in the picture, wearing a green flowery outfit.
Diogo gets her supplies from neighboring markets and retails in her village. Her loan will be used to purchase sheep and merchandise, to earn large revenues. With the profit, she wishes to take care of her children and to increase her savings.

In this group: Diogo, Madina, Ndieme, Khary Diarra*, Marame , Faty Bintou, Coura*, Ndougou, Faty , Fatimata, Khayta, Ngone, Mame Diaw
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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