A loan of $4,875 helped a member to buy a sewing machine and some fish-related products.


Soda's Group's story

This group is made up of six women who live in the same neighborhood and are all involved in retail business. This is their tenth loan.

Soda is the group's representative. She is 46 years old, married, and the mother of 11 children, including two boys and nine girls. Her children's ages range between 29 and 6 years old.

Soda sells fish-related goods and also works as a seamstress. She plans to use her loan to buy a sewing machine for 150,000 francs and fish-related products for 250,000 francs. She resells her goods at her city's fish market. She has more than 30 years of experience in her field.

She uses her profits to meet the needs of her children and to strengthen her savings within the Banc Villageois.

In this group: Soda, Adama , Arame , Fatou, Aminata , Seynabou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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