A loan of $3,225 helped a member to buy groceries and tableware for resale.

Sop Serigne Matar Sougou Group's story

The Sop Serigne Matar Sougou solidarity group was created on April 9, 2011, the day of the Banc Villageois inauguration. It is composed of 29 women who are relatives and neighbors. They live in the same neighborhood and all work as vendors.

Fatou T., the group’s leader is married, with four dependent children. She is 48 years old. She is on the right on the photo wearing a mauve outfit and holding her arm behind her back. She sells groceries and tableware. In addition, she also raises cows and sheep. She has a good experience in these areas. She stocks up in big cities, especially in Dakar, the country’s capital, and resells her wares (bowls, plates, groceries etc) in her village and at the weekly market. Her loan will allow her to improve the quantity and quality of her stock in order to increase her revenues. She helps her husband provide for everyday expenses and food for their children.

In this group: Fatou, Nogaye, Binta, Coumba, Khady, Faty, Awa, Bintou, Sokhna, Khady, Ndeye Mareme, Amy, Mbayta, Marame, Dial, Dieyla, Amy, Arame, Bamba, Diaba, Binta, Dial, Fama, Faty Matar, Daba, Mame Diarra Bousso, Fatou, Awa, Soukeye

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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