A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy millet to make "bouillie" (a type of gruel) to sell.


Sop Sa Jëker Group's story

Solidarity group Sop Sa Jëker belongs to the Artillerie 2 Banc villageois. The group is made up of 16 women who are either related or are friends, and who live in the same neighborhood. The group was set up on March 28, 2008. The women's main activity is small-scale retail in various products. Aminata is the leader, she is 37 years old, married and responsible for five children, one of whom is a nephew. She has been selling "bouillie" (a type of gruel) from her home and has more than ten years' experience. In the photo, she standing at the far right dressed in a dark wax-cloth dress. The loan will allow her to increase her business in order to make a lot of income. With her profit, she hopes to build a house for her children. Her husband is responsible for the family's expenses.

In this group: Aminata, Awa, Penda, Dieynaba, Anta, Maty, Dior, Soukeye, Awa, Mareme, Marietou, Seynabou, Awa, Bineta, Dior, Ndate*
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner



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