A loan of $3,475 helped a member to buy merchandise.

Sop Serigne Fallou Group's story

The Sop Serigne Fallou solidarity group was created on June 28, 2010. It consists of 13 women who know each other through ties of kinship and neighborhood. The relationship between them is cordial. They mainly conduct small trade.

Maty, who chairs the group, is 36 years old, married and the mother of five children. She sells incense, perfume, ice cream and juice. She has been in this business for one and a half years. In addition, she has been rearing cattle for six months. She will use her loan to buy merchandise, incense and perfume. She and her husband provide for the family. Maty is standing on the right-hand side of the photo and raising her left hand.

In this group: Mariama, Diarry, Adiara, Fatimata, Ndioba, Daba Cheikh, Binta, Maty, Boye, Aminata, Nogaye, Mareme*, Ndieme*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris

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