A loan of $2,300 helped a member to purchase shoes, clothes, jewellery and peanuts.

Sop Borom Darou Group's story

The Sop Borom Darou solidarity group of the Sop Borom Darou Mousty was formed on the 10th December 2010. It is made up of eighteen women who all live in the same quarter and sell various items for a living, e.g. clothes, perfume, bedsheets, jewellery etc.

The group leader, madame Adji, is 39 years old and married. She has no children of her own, but has two in her care. She sells peanuts, shoes, jewellery and clothing for women and children. She is on the right hand side of the photo, wearing a blue and white boubou (robe).

She buys her goods from the nearest large town and re-sells them in her quarter. This loan will enable her to boost her business levels.

With the profits she generates from the business she supports her husband in meeting the family's needs, and also puts some money aside for savings.

In this group: Mame Bousso, Awa, Mareme, Amy*, Maïmouna, Mareme, Momy, Faty, Maty, Yacine, Bousso*, Aïssatou, Fatou, Daba, Dior, Ndeye, Adji, Anta
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne

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