A loan of $4,575 helped a member to buy 4 sheep.

Sope Serigne Barra1 Group's story

The solidarity group SOPE SERIGNE BARRA1 was created in 2006. The group is made up of 15 women who are from the same village. They came together as neighbors and friends. All of them share the same interest: developing their land.

The group is part of the Keur Mbar banc villageois. Mrs. Diarra S. (on the right in the photo, dressed in pink holding a red purse) is the group's leader. She is 25 years old, married and the mother of five children. She also takes care of 2 other children entrusted to her by close friends and family. Mrs. S. fattens sheep. She buys sheep at the weekly market, then fattens them for at least four months before re-selling them. Her loan of 100,000 CFA francs will allow her to buy 4 sheep for fattening. Her goal is to support her husband in meeting daily expenses, especially for food.

In this group: Aissatou, Diarra, Amy, Tening, Mareme, Aby, Maty, Khady, Woly, Amy, Codou, Ndeye, Oumy, Khady*, Alima*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner

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