Total loan: $4,225

01_Sjb Group

, , Senegal / Food

01_Sjb Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy sweetened beverages and food products to resell.

01_Sjb Group's story

In June 2007, these good women seized the opportunity to join the banc villageois based in their region. The women are from the same community and foster solid values of sharing and solidarity. They have prospered from numerous loans, which they have so far repaid without difficulty.

Madame Louise, age 42, is the group's representative. She is on the far left of the photo, dressed in blue. She is married and the mother of one girl, who goes to school.

Louise is a dynamic woman who works in retail, selling sweetened beverages and food products. She buys her supplies at the central market and works in her neighbourhood from her home. She has over ten years of valuable experience in this sector.

She plans to buy ten cases of sweetened beverages, five 50-kilogram bags of rice, one 5-litre container of oil, and other products that she can easily sell as she is well-known in her community, and her cleanliness attracts customers.

Her profits will allow her to pay for her daughter's school fees and to increase her savings.