Total loan: $4,450

01_Diapalante Group

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, , Senegal / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy seeds and inputs needed for market gardening.

01_Diapalante Group's story

This mixed group made up of four men and a woman has been around since January 2020. They live in the same neighbourhood, they are parents, neighbours and relations. Their main activity is market gardening. Balla is 48 and the representative of the group sitting on the right of the photo raising his hand. He is married and father of eight children including three boys. He is also the coordinator of the network of groups in his area.
Balla works as a market gardener. He has a field in the village where he grows vegetables (tomatoes, sweet and bitter aubergines, onions) and sells what he harvests at the market in town. He capitalises on several years of experience.
With this loan he will buy seeds (1 pot of tomato, aubergine and onion), bags of manure, several litres of diesel and other inputs. He will tend his nursery for 1 month, replant for 3 months of growth and harvest at the end of the fourth month. His activity works well because he manages to turn over his products with a decent profit margin.
His profits will enable him to improve his family's living conditions and to develop his activity to increase his turnover.