A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy fabric to make up and sell.

Sop Naby Group's story

The Sop Naby solidarity group was set up on 27th December 2010 and is made up of twelve women who are relatives. Their main activity is trading.

Diewo, who is in charge of the group, is 54 years old, married and mother to six children. She is a dressmaker and has a sewing business as well as selling sheets. She is standing on the right of the photo wearing a white and blue tunic covered in a white shawl; she also wears glasses. She is an experienced dressmaker but has been trading for only just over a year.

She buys her fabrics in a large town, then makes them up and sells them in her town.

She is planning to buy a large quantity of fabric with her loan so that she can satisfy customer demand. She is also hoping to increase her income. The profits she makes allow her to provide for her children's various needs and she would like to expand her business.

In this group: Diewo, Fatou, Aminata, Adjara, Adama, Seynabou, Mareme, Mbeugue, Fatma, Aissatou, Thiane, Khadissatou*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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