A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy fabrics to be sold.

Sop Serigne Babacar Group's story

The solidarity group Sop Serigne Babacar was created on May 17, 2010. It comprises nine women from the same village who have small businesses as a common tie.

Ms. Astou, the group’s official, is 43 years old, married, and the mother of one child, plus she has her niece in her care. Astou’s main business involves commerce in fabrics. She has 25 years of experience; she is the one standing at the right, behind the woman sitting down, and she is dressed in green 'wax' cloth.

She gets her supplies (‘wax’ cloth, sheers, damask, silk...) from cities and resells them in the village. She would like to use her loan to augment her supply of fabrics in order to make much more income.

Astou really plans on making her capital grow, so as to make good profits and thus to improve her family’s living conditions, especially regarding food and healthcare.

In this group: Astou, Thiane, Fatou, Anta Tabara, Ndeye, Gagnessiry, Debo, Oumy, Ndeye Binta*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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