A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy sheep to fatten and sell later on..


Sop Sën Fallou Group's story

This solidarity group is composed of 11 women who come from the same neighborhood. It was created on May 12, 2010. The primary businesses of these women are the sale of small items and fattening livestock.

Madame Souda, 30, is married and raising seven children, of whom one is a nephew whose father is deceased. She is standing on the right in this photo, dressed in light blue, with a blue headscarf, raising her left hand.

She fattens livestock, but also sells a few groceries. She buys her sheep at the weekly markets and sells them in the same place after having fattened them for three to six months. She has a lot of experience in this field.

With her loan, she wants to buy some new sheep to expand her flock so that she can make a lot of money when she sells them again, since she sells some at the end of her loan period so that she can reimburse the loan.

She hopes to expand her savings with the profit she makes. She helps to cover some family expenses so that her husband can better care for their children.

In this group: Ndoumbe, Mbene, Ndeye Niasse, Ndeye Mareme, Vaty , Mouleye*, Mareme, Souda, Mame, Marietou, Aïda
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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