Total loan: $5,600

01_Gpf Koos Kolone Group

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, , Senegal / Food

01_Gpf Koos Kolone Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy food items for resale.

01_Gpf Koos Kolone Group's story

These 10 brave women began this group in March 2020. They all live in the same neighbourhood and share strong social ties. They mostly work in trade. 47-year-old Aïssatou, the group's representative, is standing on the right-hand side of the photo with her hand raised. She is married with seven children, three of whom go to school.

Aïssatou runs a grocery business, selling eggs, peanuts and fruit. She buys supplies from larger traders and sells on retail to other shops and homes in her neighbourhood. She has several years' worth of experience.

She is going to buy boxes of eggs, peanuts and fruit with she will sell on at a profit. Her business works well. Her profits will enable her to provide her children's schooling and food, as well as developing her business.