A loan of $2,050 helped a member to purchase peanuts and beans for retail.

Sopey Khaleyi Group's story

The SOPEY KHALEYI solidarity group was created May 11, 2010, the day before the inauguration. It is made up of fifteen women who are related and live in the same village. Their main activities are the artisan transformation of peanut oil and retail.

Fatou, the organizer, is 50 years old and married with thirteen dependent children, including her two nieces and two nephews.

She is active in the processing of peanut oil and in retailing. She also does ovine fattening. She gets her supplies (peanuts, beans, and sheep) from weekly markets. She is standing on the left of the picture with her hand raised.

Her loan will allow her to increase her productions to make a larger profit.

She splits the expenses of the household with her co-wife, as their husband is old. She also wants to increase her savings.

In this group: Fatou, Khady*, Amy, Fatou, Fama, Fatou, Maty, Arame, Mame Saye, Bigue, Khary, Mame Diarra*, Ndeye, Diarra, Fatou
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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