A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy fish, outfits, and shoes.

Sop Serigne Babacar Group's story

This solidarity group was formed on May 14, 2010. It is made up of 17 women who are all from the same locale. They united out of affinity and friendship. They manage a variety of businesses (shopkeeping, crafts, breeding, etc.).

Khady, standing on the far side of the photo, is responsible for the group. She is 48 years old. She is a widow and mother to six children.

She is a shopkeeper selling fish, outfits and shoes. She has been practicing this business for several years.

With her new loan she is going to reinforce her stock of the above merchandise to better satisfy her clientèle and increase her income.

Her goal as a widow is to take care of her children's schooling, food and health. Besides, she would like to increase her savings and invest in a housing project.

In this group: Fatou, Fama, Astou, Ndeye Fama, Siny, Khady, Ndeye Fama, Boye, Ndeye Fary, Fatoumata*, Mareme, Awa, Ndeye Seynabou, Nene, Aminata, Princesse, Mbathio
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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