A loan of $3,800 helped a member to purchase fish for resale.

Makarimal Akhlakh Gpe 17 Group's story

Makarimal Akhlakh Gpe 17 is a group of ten women who work in the same sector. They live in the same neighborhood and are all merchants who both buy and sell fish. They also affiliated with the to the same economic interest group of Makarimal Akhlakh. They are represented by Ndeye Mour (shown with her hand raised in the photo).

Ndeye Mour has over 30 years of experience in her business. She is requesting a loan in order to increase her working capital. This loan will be used to purchase fish that she buys directly from canoes and sells to retailers. Ndeye Mour is married, and the income she earns will enable her to pay for the education of her children and support her husband in managing their household expenses.

Ndeye Mour begins working at 7:00 in the morning and finishes at 3:00 in the evening. She wants to increase her earnings so that she can better manage the responsibility of her children's tuition. Ndeye Mour also wants to save money and improve the nutrition of her family. She hopes to also purchase some articles of furniture. Ndeye Mour would like to someday purchase a canoe and a refrigerated vehicle in order to expand her business.

In this group: Ndeye Mour, Maty, Gnagna, Aita, Seynabou, Fatou Bouna, Jeannette, Diapely, Fatou, Sokhna

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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