A loan of $4,050 helped a member to buy powder soap, incense, perfume, pearl necklaces, cloth and shoes.


Sope Serigne Babacar Group's story

The Sope Serigne Babacar solidarity group formed on December 30, 2009. The group is made up of 31 women from the same village who came together through friends and neighbours. The group belongs to the Palene Coki village bank.

Mrs. Astou D. is 29 years old. She is married and has three children, one of whom is a boy. She sells powder soap, incense, perfume, pearl necklaces, cloth and shoes.

She has been a member of the village bank for six months and is on her second loan.With this new loan, she’ll expand her stock by stocking larger quantities.Her goal is to help her husband cover family expenses like food and healthcare.

In this group: Khady, Faty, Fatou, Absa, Maguette, Maguette, Amy, Lobe, Yaye Fatou, Arame, Astou, Sokhna, Ndioba, Aïda, Mareme, Marema, Mane, Aïda Diack, Diarra, Toutou, Mareme, Ndiele, Faty, Amy, Fatou, Astou, Soda Wade, Anta, Magatte, Awa*, Anta*
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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