A loan of $4,725 helped a member to buy sewing supplies and fabrics for resale.


Sopey Dabakh Group's story

This solidarity group has been created on October 22, 2007. It is composed of 13 women from the same neighborhood. They are almost all of the same age and work as vendors.

Mrs. Khoudia, standing second from left to right in the photo, raising her hand and flashing a big smile, is the group’s leader. She is 30 years old. She is married and the mother of three. She also has five other children entrusted to her care by relatives. She keeps a shop where she sells sewing supplies and fabrics. She has six years of experience in this area. Her loan will allow her to bolster her business by stocking up large quantities of sewing supplies and fabrics. Her goal is to help provide for the family as concerns food and healthcare expenses.

In this group: Khoudia , Astou, Safietou, Fatou Ndaw, Astou, Bety, Ndathe, Awa, Mbengue, Ouleye, Ndeye Coumba, Nogoye, Soukeye
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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