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Total loan: $3,425

Th_Madeleine Group

, , Senegal / Retail

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A loan helped to buy pagnes (traditional wraparounds) and dishes.


Th_Madeleine Group's story

This banc villageois (that went through a merger in March 2012) brings together six women who live in the same neighborhood. They are part of the same community and share strong values of friendship and solidarity. They are brave and dynamic and have already successfully repaid several loans. Their main activity is business.

Madame Germaine is 63 years old and the group representative. She is pictured at right in the photo with a big smile and a purple dress. She is married and the mother of six adult children, one of whom is still in school.

She sells dyed pagnes (traditional wraparounds) and dishes. She buys her fabric in the southern part of the country. She buys her dishes from wholesalers and sells them to women's associations and also out of her home. She has been working in this sector for three years.

With this loan, she will buy 10 pagnes, 12 dozen glasses, 12 dozen plates, and platters that she'll sell for a profit. She is serious about her work and amiable with her clients. She'll use her income to bolster her savings and support her daughter in school with her education.