A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy coffee and flour for sale.


Nob Sa Jeker Group's story

The Nob Sa Jeker solidarity group was created on May 12, 2010; it is composed of 10 women who are neighbors and all have the same line of work as vendors. SOkhna’s, the group’s leader, is 43 years old. She is married and the mother of 10 children, the two youngest being twins. She prepares food for sale in a small shop: breakfast dishes, coffee and beignets. She has two years of experience in this filed. She stocks up at the local rural market. On the photo, she is seated to the left wearing a white and blue outfit and holding one of her twins.

With her loan, she plans to buy large quantities of ground coffee, sugar and flour in order to strengthen her business. Her income allows her to provide for her own needs and also to help her husband support the household and ensure a better quality of life for her children.

In this group: Sokhna, Aminta, Khady, Yacine, Nene, Aminata, Mame Bousso, Mboye, Ngone Issa, Ndeye*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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