A loan of $4,325 helped a member to buy and re-sell various products.


Sop Serigne Khadim Mbacke Group's story

The solidarity group Sop Serigne Khadim Mbacké of the Darou Baïla Village Loan Group was created in December 2010 and is on its second loan cycle. It is composed of 33 women who come from the same area; they are neighbours, family relations, and friends. The main activity of the group members is the running of small retail businesses, but some of the members also make dresses while others prepare traditional hand-made oils.

Ms. Amy, the group leader, is 29 years old. She is a married mother of seven, and also has a nephew in her care. She runs a small business selling shoes and clothing and also makes peanut oil by hand - she has gained over ten years of solid experience in this field. In the photo, she is all the way on the right, dressed in yellow and green 'tissu wax' fabric with her hands on her lower back.

She buys shoes and clothing for women, men, and children in Dakar, where she also sells her oil.

With this loan, Amy hopes to strengthen her business by buying her goods in sufficient quantity and quality in order to satisfy her customers and earn enough income.

She intends to use the future profits to provide for her family, all the while thinking about increasing her savings in order to obtain a greater loan.

In this group: Bintou, Ndeye Issa, Mame, Amy, Ndeye, Aminata, Sokhna Mously, Yacine, Mame Diarra, Ndoumbe, Anta, Coumba, Bousso, Maty, Maguette, Astou, Soda, Nogaye, Mariama, Ndeye, Gamou, Awa, Amy, Anta, Gade, Absa, Ndeye, Aïda, Sokhna, Binetou, Mame Anta*, Mariama*, Awa*
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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