A loan of $4,200 helped a member to purchase incense and perfumes.

Sope Mame Diarra Group's story

The Sope Mame Diarra solidarity group was created on 4th December 2007. It is made up of 11 women from the same neighborhood, who are neighbors and/or friends.

Mrs. Demba Dame S., who is on the extreme left of the photo, is in charge of the group. She is 50 years old, married and mother to six children.

She sells incense and perfumes. She makes the incense and perfume cocktails herself and has been doing this for seven years.

Her new loan will allow her to buy products in order to make up her incense and perfumes. Her aim is to help her husband take care of the family and boost her savings.

In this group: Khady, Dieyla Rama, Demba Dame, Maguette, Anta, Fatou Bakhy, Mbayang, Amy, Ndathe, Fatma, Khady Toure

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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