A loan of $825 helped a member buying millet.

Sope Khalifa Malick Group's story

The solidarity group SOPE KHALIFA MALICK is part of the Banc Villageois of Nguidile. It is compose of four women from the same district. They are about 30 years old, except for the leader, who is 58 (born in 1952). The group was established on December 14, 2008. The women composing it have organized themselves according to affinity and kinship.

Ms. Fama S., the eldest in the group, is wearing a red scarf in the photo (second from the right and appearing in the inserted portrait). The leader of the solidarity group, she is 58 years old, married, without children. But she has a child in her care who she has more or less adopted.

Fama processes and sells local produce, such as millet. She makes flour or couscous and sells them in her area. Her loan will enable her to buy enough millet and to build up a substantial inventory for developing her business further.

Her ambition is to have some financial autonomy. Her goal is to provide for her family in terms of food and health care, as examples.

In this group: Fama, Astou, Fatou, Anta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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