A loan of $5,975 helped a member to buy 250 000 francs' worth of fabric and 150 000 francs' worth of woven pagne cloth.

Fatou's Group's story

This group is made up of 9 women who are all resellers and live together in harmony in the same village. Most of the group members are on their 24th loan.

Fatou is the group representative. She is standing in the middle of the picture, wearing a large blue boubou and a white scarf. She is 57 years old, married and the mother of 6 children, 2 of whom are girls. She buys fabric wholesale and resells it to retail customers in her home shop. She has built up a good experience in this line of work. Her business is working well in her region, and this is why she is no longer the only one with such a business in the area. She uses her profits to support her husband with the household expenses. She is even busy with a house renovation project. She also pays for her children's education.

In this group: Fatou, Fatou Adama, Rokhaya, Awa, Saly, Awa, Aida, Amy, Khady None

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