A loan of $1,925 helped a member to buy sheep.


Sopey Mame Diarra Group's story

The Sopey Mame Diarra solidarity group has been created on December 21, 2009. It is composed of 14 women living in the same village. Their business activities are mostly vending and raising livestock. Mame Saye, standing on the right in the photo, is the group’s leader. She is 55 years old, married and the mother of nine. She also has one nephew and one niece in her care.

With her loan, she is going to buy sheep for fattening and then reselling five months later at the local markets in her town. Her revenues will allow her to help her husband support the family.

In this group: Mame Saye, Adama, Ndeye Binta, Soda, Fatou, Oumy, Astou, Sokhna, Fatou, Ami, Oumy, Coura, Ndeye Ngon2, Ndeye Woury*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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