A loan of $4,675 helped a member to purchase vegetables for re-sale.


Awo Yi Sop Sen Jëker Group's story

The Awo Yi Sop Sen Jëker group was formed December 28th, 2010. It is made up of 36 women, all from the same village, who are relatives and friends. The women all live in harmony with each other. Their main businesses are sales, agriculture and pottery.

Thiané, the group leader, is a 46-year-old married mother of seven, with an additional nephew in her care. She works in vegetable sales, but on the side she also works fattening sheep. She has the advantage of over 10 years of experience. She is pictured standing at right in the photo, wearing a black and white boubou with a brown shawl, and holding a book.

She purchases vegetables in cities and re-sells them in her village’s central market.

Her loan will enable her to grow her sales business, as well as to purchase sheep for fattening and later re-selling.

With her profits, she will support her husband in covering expenses for the well-being of their family.

In this group: Thiane, Mame Amy, Fama, Besse, Fama, Mame, Saye, Fatou, Fama, Khoudia, Dial, Marietou, Faty, Awa, Aby*, Kine, Fama, Anta, Seynabou, Mane, Yacine, Dial, Ndiaya, Aminata, Adama, Mada, Daba, Mantou, Nogaye, Anta, Fatou, Awa, Mbaya, Daba, Dial, Fama
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chelsea Rosendale



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