A loan of $3,900 helped a member buying mangoes, oranges and monkey bread (the fruit of the baobab tree).

Rack Top Mack Group's story

The Rack Top Mack solidarity group was established on November 28, 2008. It is made up of 10 women, all from the same neighborhood. They formed the group based on their neighborhood and friendships.

Fatou Bintou F. (standing at the far right of the photo, wrapped in a blue scarf) is the group's leader. She is 44 years old, married, the mother of 5 children and tutor to 2 other children.

She manages a small fruit business. She sells oranges, mangoes and monkey bread (the fruit of the baobab tree). She has been running this business for more than 5 years. She gets her supplies at the neighborhood market in order go door to door to make her sales.

With this new loan she will increase her stock by buying more fruit.

The profits gained from her business will allow her to provide for her personal needs and to help her husband with the family expenses.

In this group: Khadidiatou*, Marie, Mame Touty, Ndeye Fatou, Oumy Khaïre, Aïssatou, Fatou Bintou, Maïmouna*, Ngaïda, Ndiaya
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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