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Total loan: $2,725
, , Senegal / Food
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Sounkoutou's Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped sugar, tea, refined cooking oil, palm oil, and various bouillons.
Sounkoutou's Group's story
This group was established on August 25, 2011, the day the Banc Villageois was inaugurated. It is made up of women who all come from the same village. A good social climate characterizes the activities of the group. The women are very active in their retail business, and also practice rainfed agriculture. Mrs. Sounkoutou (the second woman from the right in the sitting row) is the group's featured borrower. She's 39 years old, married, and the mother of eight children, three girls and five boys. She's very active in her business. She sells food products: sugar, tea, refined cooking oil, palm oil, and various bouillons. She buys these products at the region's central market, and retails them in the village. With this new loan, she intends to buy one sack of sugar, five boxes of green tea, and at least one 20-liter can of palm oil. The profits of her business will enable her to bring significant support to her husband with respect to covering the family's needs and expenses.