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Perpetual Light Fund Winner 56

Soulèye Dème, Winner of the $100 Microenterprise Fund (December 2010) in Senegal

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The solidarity group Soulèye Dème was created on July 23, 2011 when the Banc Villageois was inaugurated. The group comprises 31 women all from the same village. Their main work involves small businesses.

Standing with her hand raised in the back row at the far right in the photo, the group's official is 44 years old, married, and the mother of seven children. She sells rice, oil, and cola. She has a good command of her business for having worked in it for a number of years.

This new loan will enable her to stock up on rice, oil, and cola to resell.

With the profits generated by this loan, she plans on improving her children's living conditions and to help her husband with expenses.

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Congratulations to Soulèye Dème.


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