A loan of $1,400 helped a member strengthen the business activities of the cooperative group.

Sope Serigne Barra Group's story

The SOPE SERIGNE BARRA cooperative group is made up of 9 women from the same neighborhood, almost all married and the mother of at least two children. They range in age from 35 to 55 years, and their main business is the sale of vegetables and fish. They formed their group on December 14, 2008, at the same time that the Banc Villageois that supports them was formed (called TOUBA SERAS1). They came together through affinity and location, which has helped them to cultivate a good spirit of solidarity and support within the group.

Mame Daro N., standing third from left in the photo and also pictured at bottom right, is the leader of the cooperative group. She was born on October 3, 1968, is 42 years old, married, and the mother of 4 dependent children. She sells fish in the central market of her neighborhood, where she has a table to display her products. Her goals are to help improve living conditions for her family, for example their health and nutrition, and to increase her savings.

In this group: Teyda, Tene, Diale, Mame Daro, Coumba, Awa Birama, Faty Balla , Fatou, Ndeye Nguere
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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