A loan of $4,975 helped a member to buy second-hand clothes.

Sop Serigne Saliou Group's story

The solidarity group Sop Serigne Saliou was created on December 14, 2008. It is composed of 15 women, all living in the same neighborhood and knowing each other because they are neighbors. The group belongs to the Banc Villageois of Keur Seigne Barra.

Mrs Ouleymatou S., to the right on the picture and wearing a black scarf with green and blue flowers sewn all over it, chairs the group. She is 54 years old, married and the mother of six children. In addition, family members have entrusted four other children to her care.

She sells second-hand clothes. She gets her supplies at the central market in Louga and resells them in her neighborhood. Her new loan will enable her to bolster her inventory level and increase her earnings. Her objective is to expand her business and strengthen her savings level.

In this group: Paya*, Fatou Gueye, Fatou, Mariama, Ndeye, Ndeye Soda, Aida*, Rama, Arame, Faty Miss*, Ouleymatou, Khady, Mariama, Aby, Aminata
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris

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