A loan of $2,175 helped a member to purchase food products for resale.

Sop Mouhamed Group's story

The Sop Mouhamed solidarity group was created on December 14th, 2008; it comprises ten women living in the same neighbourhood. They are running businesses in retail, clothing, and raising [of livestock].

The representative of the group, Couna, is 38 years old. She is married and has two children, she also has her two nieces as dependents.

She runs a general food store in collaboration with her brother. They sell rice, sugar, oil, millet, etc. She has a high level of experience, since she has always run this business. She is standing to the right of the photo, dressed in a yellow boubou with a shall of the same color on her shoulders.

She stocks up at the central market of the town, and resells from a boutique.

This loan will allow her to strengthen her business and generate more profit.

Having her husband and mother both ill, she also bears the responsibility of their medical care, which is why she works with her brother. At the same time, she supports her children and their education and training.

In this group: Couna, Nogaye, Ndeye, Siga, Siga, Coumba, Amy, Dieynaba, Dior, Khady

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Michael Mszanski

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