Total loan: $3,400

01_Diakhao Group

, , Senegal / Food

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A loan helped to buy food products.

01_Diakhao Group's story

Established in May 2009, this group is made up of six brave women who live in the same area. They maintain good social relations of solidarity and friendship. They work mainly in commerce, and have repaid several loans on time.

Lissoune is the [group's] representative. She is 56 years old and is standing on the far right in the photo wearing the wax dress. She is married and a mother of four children, of whom one is a son. All the children are grown up and married.

Lissoune works selling food products. She buy at wholesale in the weekly markets in the south of the country and then resells her stock at retail in her local area. She benefits from an experience of more than 10 years in this sector.

[With her loan] she is going to buy 50 kilograms of smoked fish, dried fish, 10 20-liter buckets of groundnut paste, four 20-liter drums of palm oil, and other condiments, which she will resell and make good profits. She sells at credit and earns money at the end of each month.

Profits will allow Lissoune to fix her room and manage expenses related to clothing and health, among others.