A loan of $2,225 helped a member to purchase fabrics, perfumes, and palm oil.

Kahr Yalla Group's story

The solidarity group Kahr Yalla was created on December 4, 2007. It is made up of 9 women who are all from the same neighborhood. The women know each other based on friendship and neighborly ties.

Mrs. Aïcha S., standing on the right side of the photo, with a yellow scarf around her shoulders, is the group's leader. She is 66 years old. She is married and mother of 5 children. She is also in charge of a 14-year-old niece and a granddaughter who is in college.

She sells goods and she works in partnership with her son. Her son buys the stock in Mauritania. She sells fabrics and perfumes. She also sells palm oil. She has been doing this since 1974.
Her new loan will allow her to purchase even more of the items listed above so she can have consistent profit margins.

Her goal is to increase her savings and to take care of her and her family's needs.

In this group: Aïcha, Fatou, Khady Gueye, Arame, Yacine, Oumy, Ndeye, Fatou Ndiaye, Ndeye
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Manuel Carreiro

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