Total loan: $1,275

01_Yacine Group

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, , Senegal / Retail

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A loan helped to buy shoes and various products to resell.

01_Yacine Group's story

This group of six brave women make up a part of the banc villageois that was established in February 2008. They all live in the same village and have a good social relationship. They work primarily in commerce.

Yacine, the [group's] representative, is 52 years old and is standing on the right [in the photo] dressed in the blue dress with flowers. She is a widow and a mother of six childrne, of whom three sons are in school.

Yacine works selling shoes, pagnes [bright, colorful fabric], and incense. She buys her stock in town and resells it locally from her home. She has several years' experience.

[With her loan], she is going to buy 10 hand-sewn pagnes, 10 pairs of shoes, and two kilograms of incense. She sells her stock without difficulty. She uses her profits to manage the family expenses and to take care of herself.