A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy second-hand clothing for resale.


Sop Mame Diarra Group's story

The solidarity group SOP MAME DIARRA was created on June 28, 2007. It is composed of 15 women from the same district. They have formed a group based on affinity and neighborhoods. Their principal work is in small-scale commerce. The group is part of the Banc Villageois of MEDINA FALL1. Ms. Seynabou D. (standing at the left in the photo with her hand raised) is the group’s leader. She is 47 years old, married, and the mother of five children. Also, people near and dear to her have entrusted her with their children.   Seynabou is developing a small-scale business. She sells used clothing. She has good experience in this business domain having worked at it since joining the Banc Villageois. Her new loan will enable her to bolster her business by buying a more significant quantity of second-hand clothing in order to grow her profits. Her goal is to boost her savings, to support her husband in supporting the family, and to cover the costs of her children’s schooling.

In this group: Mboulde, Omal, Khady, Ramatoulaye, Khady Sene, Alima, Maty, Fatou, Aissatou, Ngone, Nguira, Sokhna, Seynabou, Deguene*, Fatou*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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