Total loan: $825

Gie Mbog Fapp Group

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, , Senegal / Food

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A loan helped to buy baobab fruit, dried hibiscus flowers (for flavoring), dried beans, etc., for resale.

Gie Mbog Fapp Group's story

The group called « MBOG FAPP » brings together 10 women who live in the same village and who are small-scale retailers of foodstuffs and local cereal grains. They have never received a loan from IMCEC and now the chance is being given them to improve their respective businesses.

The group leader is called Adama. She is 60 years old, a widow and the mother of seven children, the oldest of whom is 35 and the youngest around 20 years old. Adama usually gets up early in the morning to bring her merchandise to town. "The future belongs to those who get up early" is Mother Adama's motto. She gets up at 5 am so she has time to prepare her merchandise for sale, and leaves her home at 6 am to return at 5 pm. She sells dried hibiscus flowers, baobab fruit, millet and niébé (cowpeas). Adama has been working in this field for 10 years now.

With the income from her business, this head of the family manages to feed her children daily. Adama hopes to have livestock to raise and expand her sources of income to take better care of her family members so that they lack for nothing.