Total loan: $3,825

Amy's Group

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, , Senegal / Retail

Amy's Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to purchase lemon juice, palm oil, and vegetables to sell.

Amy's Group's story

This group is made up of 15 women who share strong ties of solidarity and mutual assistance. They live in the same neighborhood and jumped at the chance to join their local banc villageois when it was established in July 2008. The primary revenue-generating activities for the members of this group are small business and market gardening.

Mrs. Amy, with her hand raised in the photo, is the group's representative. She is 43 years old, married, and the mother of seven children, one of whom is a girl.

Mrs. Amy has a table at her village market where she sells lemon juice, palm oil, and fresh vegetables that she purchases [wholesale] from the producers to sell at retail. Mrs. Amy benefits from strong experience in this business, which she has been involved in for 15 years now.

With this new loan, Mrs. Amy plans to purchase baskets of fresh vegetables in large quantities, two containers of lemon juice, and two containers of palm oil. The profits generated will allow Mrs. Amy to provide reliable support to her husband for the day-to-day management of the [family's] education, clothing, and health insurance expenses, as well as to put some money into savings.