Total loan: $4,150

01_Mbtoucouleur Group

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A loan helped to buy fabrics to dye and resell.

01_Mbtoucouleur Group's story

This group is made up of 7 women who are members of a "banc villageois" created in September 2008. They all live in the same area and enjoy good relationships of solidarity and friendship. Their main business activity is retail.

65-year-old Rama is standing on the right of the photo raising her hand. She is a widow and the mother of 5 children, 2 of whom are girls. All the children attend school.

Rama makes boubous: she buys the fabrics and dyes from the wholesalers at the central market and runs her business at home. She has over 5 years worth of good experience in this line of work.

She will buy wax and damask fabrics and dyes to make the boubous that she will sell. She has a loyal customer base because of the high quality and elegance of her boubous.

She uses her profits to build her savings, cover the family expenditures, and develop her business.