A loan of $1,900 helped a member to purchase beans for re-sale.


Sop Xadim Rassoul Group's story

The Sop Xadim Rassoul solidarity group was formed December 27th, 2010. It is made up of 14 women, all from the same village, whose main businesses are small-scale sales and livestock fattening.

Amy, aged 59, is the group leader. She is a married mother of five, with two additional children in her care. She works selling beans called nyebe (cowpeas), and has a good deal of experience. She is pictured standing at the right of the photo, wearing a wax-print boubou and a black shawl.

She purchases cowpeas for re-sale at the weekly markets in her rural community.

Her loan will go towards purchasing a good stock of inventory, in order to make more income.

She will use her profits to help her husband cover the family’s expenses.

In this group: Amy, Coumba, Ndeye, Dieynaba, Nogaye, Sadio, Dieumb, Maguette, Awa*, Fatou Ndary, Tacko, Ndoumbe, Mareme, Nianga
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chelsea Rosendale



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