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Total loan: $5,150

Zg_Kobitene Group

, , Senegal / Retail

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A loan helped to buy merchandise.


Zg_Kobitene Group's story

This group is made up of seven women who enjoy strong relationships and live in the same community. They took the opportunity to join the women’s group when it originated in June 2008. Their main business activity is in the retail of various products.

Madame Lucette, who is at the far right of the photo with her hand raised, is the group representative. She is a 59-year-old widow who is mother to nine children, of which six are girls. She has been in the retail of local products for several years.

With this loan, Madame Lucette plans to increase her goods including palm oil, lemon juice, honey and peanut butter which she will sell in Dakar and at her home. The profits will be used to take care of daily expenses but also to reinforce its savings.