A loan of $1,950 helped a member to buy sheep for fattening.

Sop Mame Awa Balla Group's story

The solidarity group Sop Mame Awa Balla was created 10/12/2010. It consists of 15 women from the same neighborhood. The group sells clothing, jewelry and perfume, and they also practice cattle fattening.

Coumba is the head of the group. She is the one standing at the far right in the photo. She is 41 years old and married without children, although she does have four children in her care, including a nephew and a niece.

Coumba’s activity is sheep fattening. With several years of experience to her credit, she now has a good command of her activity. She intends to use her loan to better develop her business so as to increase her savings.

Her profits will allow her to help her husband provide for the family’s needs.

In this group: Mbene , Bintou , Amy, Coumba *, Safietou*, Coumba, Maty, Asta Walo, Ndioba, Maguette, Nogaye, Nogaye, Fatma, Sokhna Faty, Binta
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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