A loan of $5,500 helped a member to buy fabric, bags, and shoes intended for resale.

Makarimal Akhlah 13-Yoff Group's story

The Makarimal Akhlakh 13 Yoff group is made up of two male and eight female members of the economic interest group. The group was previously a dahira through which the members met weekly in order to help each other out. The members are all involved in revenue-generating activities and are represented by Fatou (the woman who is raising her hand in the photo).

Fatou has over five years of experience in the trade sector. She sells fabric, bags, and shoes for women. The revenue that she earns from her business enables her to cover her family's daily expenses as well as the rent.

She is seeking a loan in order to increase her working capital. She will use the loan to buy fabric, shoes and bags for women, and she will then resell these goods. She wants to increase her profits and expand her business to make it more profitable.

In this group: Fatou, Faty Bigue, Famata, Maty, Rama, Mariama, Mamadou Diop, Coumba Diaga, Fatou, Abdel Rahim

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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