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Total loan: $1,550

Fatoumata's Group

, , Senegal / Food

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A loan helped to pay for 'monkey bread', hibiscus flowers, sugar, and other ingredients.


Fatoumata's Group's story

The 'banc villageois' to which this group of sixteen belongs was set up in December 2009. The group is composed of women determined to undertake revenue-generating businesses and to bolster their finances. The women have been living in the same village for several decades and maintain good relationships with solidarity and mutual assistance. They are active mainly in small-scale commerce.

Ms. Fatoumata (standing at the far right with a hand raised) is the group's representative and active selling juice drinks. She is married and the mother of three.

With her new loan, she intends to purchase 5 sacks of monkey bread (the fruit of the baobab tree), 2 sacks of dried hibiscus flowers, some sugar, and other ingredients for the purposes of making juice drinks, which she sells retail in her home. The earnings will let her help her husband to cover the children’s expenses and to bolster her savings.