A loan of $3,525 helped a member to purchase fish to resell.

Al Ouma Sicap Mbao Groupe 2's story

This is a coed group of 10 people who belong to the same association and who work at individual revenue-generating businesses. They are represented by Aminata (raising her hand in the photo), who is a very active married woman. She has been developing her fish and seafood wholesale business for over 30 years. Aminata's business consists of visiting various beaches in Senegal and financing fishermen who then give Aminata the exclusive right to purchase the fish they bring back from the sea.

Aminata is the wage earner for her family who is responsible for all the daily expenses and schooling costs. She devotes herself to her daily business, leaving at 7 o'clock in the morning and working until 10 o'clock in the evening. She is requesting a loan to increase the investment ability with her business. The loan will allow her to stock up on more fish and to make her business more profitable.

Aminata's goal is to increase the number of her employees to 6 people, increase her profit and improve her family's living conditions, and to save money with the goal of being able to one day purchase a home for herself.

In this group: Aminata., Magatte, Alassane, Omar, Coumba, Fatou, Maguette, Tegue, Alassane, Adam

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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