A loan of $3,950 helped a member to buy "niébé" and peanuts for resale.

Sop Coumba Group's story

This group was created on March 27, 2008 and is composed of 21 women who all live in the same village. Their primary activities are petty trading and raising goats.

Coumba is the leader of the group. She is married and the mother of two children but is also responsible for her sister-in-law and two nephews. She is wearing green, standing on the right in the photo.

She buys peanuts and "niébé" (black-eyed peas) in her village. She prepares homemade peanut oil and sells her products in neighboring towns. She has more than 11 years' experience in this field.

With her loan, she wants to buy large quantities of peanuts and "niébé" so that she can earn more. She helps her husband and her son in supporting the family and will be able to put aside more savings with the profit she hopes to make.

In this group: Maguette Fatou Sy, Fatou, Coumba, Die, Nogaye, Mame Saye, Maguette, Awa, Maguette Awa, Yacine, Mariama, Ndeye, Daba, Nogaye, Fatou, Bousso, Ndeye, Marietou, Diadia, Ndeye, Fatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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