A loan helped a member to buy fabric.


01_Gpf Sope Mame Diarra Group's story

These ten courageous and dynamic women belong to a group that exists since October 2013. They support each other and have successfully reimbursed 2 loans. Their main activity is trading.

Thialale is the representative. She is 58 years old, on the right of the photo with her hand raised. She is a married woman, mother of three daughters who all attend school. She is a seamstress. Thialale runs a business selling fabric and prêt-à-porter clothing. She purchases her stock in the capital city and works at home where she has her workshop. She has more than 15 years experience in this field of trading.

She will buy 10 meters of voile fabric, rolls of bazin riche, embroidered cotton and trimmings. She sells fabric and makes clothing to order. She is close to her customers and is able to sell her merchandise easily.

The profits she makes will go towards covering her needs, to save and to expand her business.

In this group: Thialale, Aïssatou, Ndéye Fary, Sokhna, Awa, Ndéye Yacine, Penda Sow, Aïda, Bougouma, Awa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Diane Yelland.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural and suburban Senegal.



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