A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy myrrh for resale in Dakar.


Gandong Group's story

This group was created on the 10th of October, 2012, with a membership of 35 women. They live in the same area and have good neighbourly relationships. Their main business is the retail of various products.

Adèle is the group's featured borrower. She is the one standing on the right of the picture with her hand raised. She is 57 years old, married and the mother of 2 boys. She also has an adopted daughter in her charge.

Adèle plans to buy a quantity of myrrh worth 45 000 francs (50 litres at 900 francs per litre) and pay 5 000 francs for the transportation to Dakar. She will resell it at 2 500 francs per litre. She plans to use the profits generated by her business to help her husband take care of the children's education, health and food expenses.

In this group: Lalia, Awa, Fatou, Maï Elimane, Fatoumata Ayo, Josephine, Saly, Fatoumata Tata, Seynabou, Marietou Diembone, Adama, Seynabou, Oulimata Alaye, Dienaba, Dienaba , Kady, Oulimata Amonier, Aïssatou, Adele, Dianke, Khardiata, Seynabou , Maïmouna, Maï Omar, Abissatou, Seynabou, Amy, Khardiatou, Aïssatou, Oumy
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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