A loan of $2,775 helped a member to purchase food products such as local fruits, ginger, yogurt and sorrel for resale.

Darou Salam Group's story

The Darou Salam group was created on the 28th of March, 2008. The members of the group all belong to the same family (cousins, sisters-in-law, etc) and are involved in commerce (for instance, selling bread) and animal breeding.

Boye, standing on the far right of the picture, is the group's leader. She is divorced and the mother of 4 children. She sells food products such as baobab fruit, sorrel, tamarind, yogurt, ginger, etc. Her loan will be used to finance this retail business.

She has been selling food for 18 years, and she also fattens sheep as a second business. She uses her earnings to take care of her family, meet her own needs, and build up her savings.

In this group: Salma Nafi, Ndeye Bator , Oumou Khairy, Penda Masse, Rokhaya , Boye, Adama, Fatou Kine, Kine , Rama, Fally, Bator, Ramatoulaye, Fatou Bintou Laobe, Fatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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