A loan of $625 helped a member to buy rice, groundnut and palm oil wholesale.

United Traders Group's story

Marie B. (pictured second from right) is the leader of this group. Marie was born in Magburaka. She is 38 years of age, married to a teacher, and they have four children who are attending primary school. Marie sells market food such as groundnut (peanuts), rice and palm oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil). She has been running this business for five years now. With the help of this loan, she will buy rice, groundnut and palm oil wholesale in order to expand the size and quality of her business.

In the picture are members of the "United Traders" Group and loan officer, Mohamed L. Tarawalie, on the right, handing over the loan. They are small scale businesswomen in the northern town of Magburaka. With the help of this loan, these entrepreneurs will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and better profit. Consequently, their living conditions will improve – they can at least provide three meals a day for their children, pay their school fees, buy them clothes to wear, and pay their medical bills in case any of them falls sick.

In this group: Marie, Yeabu, Marie

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