A loan of $6,100 helped a member to purchase food products and jewelry to resell.


Makarimal Akhlakh Groupe 43's story

Makarimal Akhlakh is an economic interest group born in 2003. It currently brings together more than 3000 members and is mostly made up of men and women based in the different regions of Senegal. The creation of this economic interest group has as its goal to permit its members to run agricultural and fishing production businesses, general import-export, transportation, industrial, artisanal, construction, livestock farming, mining, transport, hydrocarbon cultivation, art, culture, printing, woodworking service, charitable activities, performance, fishing product conversion, agricultural, spare parts sales, glass fabrication, bakery and service provision businesses. The group is represented at the national level by Ms. Ramatoulaye who signed an agreement protocol with UIMCEC in the framework of the financing of its members, which permits them to acquire the material and financials means necessary for the development of their businesses. As a consequence, Makarimal Akhlakh groupe 43 is the loan subgroup of the economic interest group, which is made up of ten women represented by the woman Fatou (the one with her hand raised in the photo). They work together in the same zone. Fatou is a single woman and got started more than five years ago in the business sector, making sales of food and jewelry products. She starts off each day's business at 7:00 in the morning in order to finish at 9:00 in the evening The revenues that her business brings in allow her to save money in the hopes of making her project of building a new house in the future come true.

In this group: Fatou, Ndeye Coumba, Sokhna , Amy, Niakhana, Ndeye Fatou, Ngoné, Sokhna Mai, Ndeye Magatte, Mariama
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz



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