A loan of $4,925 helped a member to buy various merchandise for resale.


Sop Mame Diarra Group's story

This solidarity group was created on December 15, 2008 when the "Village Bank" was inaugurated. It is composed of 26 women from various neighborhoods of the town who all engage in small-scale retailing.

The group leaD., Ndéye Ami, is 35, divorced, and the mother of two sons and one daughter who live with their father. She is a small-scale retailer selling perfume, scarves, children's clothing, etc. She makes good use of her six years' experience. She is standing on the right, dressed in a green and orange African print with white circles and has raised her left hand.

She buys her merchandise in the capital and adjacent towns and resells the goods in her neighborhood door-to-door. She intends to use her loan to buy articles at a reasonable price so that she can make a good profit when she sells them. Her goal is to support herself and her children, even though they live with their papa.

In this group: Ndeye Ami, Astou, Ndagou, Mbene, Khardiata, Aminta, Khady, Nancy, Nogoye, Ndeye Khary, Fatou, Coumba, Haniya, Mbayang, Asta Penda, Anne Marie, Fatou Demba, Arame, Fatou, Mbouba, Ndeye Bougouma Thiallal, Codou, Ndeye Astou, Ndeye Anna, Ndeye Cheikh, Bintou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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