A loan of $4,075 helped a member to buy fabric, perfumes, incense and pastas.

Sop Mame Diarra Group's story

The solidarity group SOP MAME DIARRA was founded on December 15, 2008 during the inauguration of its village bank (Banc Villageois). It counts 17 women who come from different districts, but get together every month to take care Banc Villageois business. The group is a part of the Banc Villageois of HLM NDIAMBOUR. Fatou N., first on the right of the photograph, is in charge of the group. She is 43 years old, married and is the mother of nine of her own children and two other girls (one from her sister and one from another relative). She has a small business selling fabric, perfumes, incense and pasta, etc. She has a lot of experience as she has been in business since 2001. This loan will allow her to further grow her business and increase revenues. Her goal is to help her husband take care of the family and most certainly to educate her children.

In this group: Mame Awa, Yacine, Coura, Marie*, Fatou, Ndeye Fambaye, Salimata, Marie, Rokhaya, Ngone, Safietou, Adji Ndeye Fatou*, Sokhna, Ndeye Yarame, Ramatoulaye, Coura, Asta*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye

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