A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy food products and non-food products for resale.

Sope Serigne Fallou Group's story

Sope Serigne Fallou credit group is made up of three women who live together in the same village. They all work in commerce, and would like to renew their loan in order to buy merchandise to satisfy the demands of their customers.

Mbène is the head of the group, and is standing in the middle of the photo. She has more than eleven years' experience in her business of selling food and non-food products in the town. She will use her loan to buy peanuts, millet, brushes and incense for resale.

Mbène is married and helps her husband with the expenses of their family. She helps pay the school charges of their children, and saves some money to help them cope with unexpected expenses.

Mbène is very ambitious because she would like to become a large wholesaler at some stage in the future.

In this group: Mbène, Fatou, Ndiaté
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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