Total loan: $3,725

04_Marie Group

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, , Senegal / Food

04_Marie Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy barrels of millet.

04_Marie Group's story

This group of supportive and dynamic women was created in November 1995. They are mainly involved in sales and fattening livestock, and maintain good relationships. They are among the first beneficiaries of the program.

Marie, standing to the right in the photo with her hand raised, is the group's representative. She is 74 years old, married and the mother of seven children, including three boys. She has been in sales for years and manages very well in this business.

With her new loan, she plans to buy barrels of millet when the purchase price drops. Then, she will store her merchandise and wait for the opportune time to resell at retail with a good profit margin. The income she earns will allow her to increase her savings in the 'banc villageois'.