A loan of $4,000 helped a member to purchase cloth to make the various articles she sells.

Sobeya Bloc2 Group's story

The Sobéyé group was created in 2008 at the inauguration of the banc villageois. It comprises 14 women who live in the same area. Their main activity is small-scale trade. Tabara, (standing on the far right), is the group leader. She is 46 years old. She is divorced and the mother of 5 children. She is a seamstress, and she buys cloths (wool, hemp and "thioub", or dyed cloths) which she sews in order to resell. She benefits from her significant experience. With this loan, she plans to purchase materials to produce the various articles she sells. The profits from this activity will allow her to ensure the children are fed and schooled.

In this group: Arabiatou, Rose, Amy, Tabara, Banna, Binta, Gnima, Naby, Dieneba, Dianke, Kady, Binta Al, Tonghou, Diama

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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