A loan of $2,200 helped a member to buy a half-dozen handwoven bolts of fabric and pay the transport costs associated with her business.

Sope Serigne Bara Group's story

The solidarity group Sope Serigne Bara was created on 15 august 2010, three years after the founging of the B. Banc Villageois. The group is made up of 13 womens who are all from the same village. They came together out of friendship and neighborliness.

Madame Diarra F. (the only woman standing up in the photo) is the president of the group. She is 28 years old. She is married and the monther of 4 children she cares for.

She sells handwoven fabric. She purchases her wares in the capital (Dakar) to resell them in the weekly market which happens each Monday in her village.

Her new loan will allow her to purchase more sstock in order to generate more revenues.

The profits generated by her business allowe her to contribute to her family's expenses and to start raising chickens in her yard.

In this group: Diarra, Fatou, Birame, Oumou Waly, Ndeye, Fatou, Ndeye, Fatim, Adji, Salla, Mbayang, Mbene Palato, Iba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye

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