A loan of $4,050 helped a member purchase of fabric, clothing, "pagnes" and incense.

Sop Cheikh Makhtar Group's story

The borrowing group SOP CHEIKH MAKHTAR was created on December 30, 2009. It consists of 25 women who are all from the same neighborhood. They organized by affinity, kinship, and neighborhood. Their main activity is small business. The group is part of the Village Bank of DVF GUEOUL.

Mrs. AMINTA N., standing at the far right of the photo, wearing a black dress with small white dots is the group manager. She is 51 years old, married, and mother of 6 children. She runs a small business in fabric, clothing, “pagnes”, and incense. She has been in this business for over 10 years. She stocks up in the capital (Dakar) for resale in her neighborhood.

Her new loan will allow her to strengthen her level of supply of goods.

Her goal is to support her husband in taking care of the family.

In this group: Aminta, Ndeye Aida, Diele, Binta, Bintou, Maaya, Ndeye Fatou, Mame Arette, Coudo, Yacine, Ndeye Yacine, Khady, Marema, Fatou, Fatou, Maty, Seynabou, Aissatou, Fama, Aby, Mame Saye, Maty, Rokhaya, Astou, Dagou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh

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