A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy 25 crates of tomatoes in the western and central-western regions for sale in the central region.


Tp Takku Ligueye Group's story

This group comprises four women who are very active in the local village loan group created in September 2007. They all come from the same area and have good relationships with each other. Their main activity is running small businesses. Ms. Monique (sitting on the right in the photo) is the star borrower - she is a 72-year-old widowed mother of five children: two sons and three daughters. She sells and buys vegetables, a business she has run since 1997. With this loan, she intends to buy 25 crates of tomatoes in the western and central-western regions to sell in the central region. The breakdown is as follows: - 12,000 FCFA paid per crate stuffed with tomatoes - 1,500 FCFA paid per crate for transportation - 200 FCFA paid per crate for market facilitation fees - 18,000 FCFA earned from selling one crate Thus, after subtracting the additional variable sales-related costs, estimated at 300 FCFA per crate, she finds herself with a net profit of 4,000 FCFA per crate. The profits from her business will allow her to save money, continue the construction of her house, and take charge of her children's education.

In this group: Denisia, Monique, Fatou, Ouleye
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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