Total loan: $2,325

Fatou Bintou's Group

, , Senegal / Retail

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A loan helped to buy ingredients to prepare meals, perfumes, and incense to sell.

Fatou Bintou's Group's story

This group was created in July 2012. It is composed of dynamic women united by the bonds of solidarity, kinship, work, or immediate neighborliness. Restauration and perfume and incense (thiouraye) sales remain the main occupation of the group.

Standing on the right of the photo, with the raised hand, Fatou Bintou is the representative of the group. She is 30 years old, married, and the mother of four children, three of whom are girls. With the loan received, she buys fish, peas, meat, potatoes, eggs, and other ingredients, but also perfume and incense at the local market and resells in retail in her area. She has a customer base that is loyal and she has many years of experience in this domain.

The profits from the business will allow her to pay interest, build up her savings, ensure the education of her children, and support her mother with the family responsibilities.