A loan of $2,475 helped a member to buy clothing for resale.


Sop Mame Thierno Group's story

The solidarity group Sop Mame Thierno was created 09/12/2010. It consists of 16 women from the same area. They are neighbors who all have children, and they got together based on affinities.

Awa is the head of the group. She is the one standing at the right in the photo, Awa is a widow with 8 children in her care. Four are her children, and 4 are her grandsons. She is engaged in small trade, an activity she has been practicing for 15 years.

With this loan, she intends to stock up on merchandise to meet customer demand. Her goals are to be able to provide for her family’s needs and to increase her savings.

In this group: Awa, Soda, Fatou, Astou, Ndeye Sokhna , Nogaye, Khary, Mame Faty, Ngone, Khady, Amy, Mbene Fall, Awa , Mbene, Ramatoulaye, Bintou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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