Total loan: $3,975

01_Sopelisatou Group

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, , Senegal / Food

01_Sopelisatou Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase fruit for reselling.

01_Sopelisatou Group's story

These 19 women are grouped together in the Banc Villageois that was established in September 2008. They live in the same village and are linked by friendship and solidarity.

Madame Sala, the representative, is 51 years old. She is on the left in the photo with her hand raised. She is a widow and has eight children, of which one daughter and one son are schooling. Madame Sala runs a small shop selling fruits. She buys her stock from wholesalers, and resells it near the market at retail prices. She has 10 years of experience in this area of sales.

She will purchase seven cases of mandarins and five bags of oranges, which she will resell with a good profit margin. These profits will help her to pay for her family's expenses, strengthen her savings, and develop her small business.