A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy dried and smoked fish to resell at the weekly markets.

Sokhna Bousso's Group's story

This group was set up on December 21 2009. It is made up of women who live in the same neighborhood and who support each other. Their main activity is small-scale retail.

Standing at the right of the photo, hand raised, Aby, the group's leader, is 41 years old. She is married and has five children - 4 boys and one girl. When she receives her loan, she will buy 5 baskets of dried fish, 6 baskets of smoked fish, around ten kilos of octopus and dried oysters. With the profit, she will increase her savings in order to achieve financial independence, and pay the interest with the rest.

In this group: Sokhna Bousso, Astou, Aby
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner

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