A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy a large quantity of the ingredients used in soap-making.

Soboulde Group's story

The Sobouldé group was created on the 17th of May, 2011, on the inauguration date of their "banc villageois". To date, 35 women have benefited from a loan. They all live in the same village. They are all small retailers and make traditional soap. The women enjoy a perfect solidarity.

Rougui, sitting on the far right with her right hand raised , is a producer and seller of traditional soap, and the featured borrower. She is married and the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom are boys. Despite her 62 years of age, she remains a dynamic woman. To make 36 bars of soap, for example, she needs 25 litres of oil, 2 kg of « khémé », a chemical substance, and 125g of flour. The finished product is sold for 125 francs per unit. This new loan will allow Rougui to buy a large quantity of the ingredients she needs to make soap. Her sales will mostly be made in the village, with some soap being sold at the weekly markets of the surrounding villages. The profits will enable her to actively participate in the payment of the family expenses, including the educational expenses of her 11-year-old daughter and her 9-year-old son.

In this group: Mariama Telly, Rouguiatou, Aissatou, Rougui, Kadiatou Saliou, Saibatou, Ousseye, Mariam, Kara, Fatoumata Bente, Dienabou Bente, Kadidiatou Wora, Safy, Salimatou, Amsatou, Fatoumata, Dioulde, Mariama, Mariama Bailo, Dienabou Yaya, Penda , Nene, Mimouna, Kadidiatou, Seybatou, Kadidiatou Aliou, Adama, Ramatoulaye, Ansou, Coumba Massata, Houleye, Raky, Aminata, Khadyatou, Kadidiatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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