A loan of $1,050 helped a member to make and sell a liquid soap called "madar".

Gie Madar Group's story

GIE Madar is made up of five women who make a liquid soap called "madar". The end product will be sold at the market. The groups was established eight years ago.

The group's members underwent training on how to make this product, and decided to get together and establish a GIE ("groupe d'intérêt économique, i.e. economic interest group).

They make soap and sell it in order to have funds that could be used to diversify the group's activities.

The group is run by Mrs. Ndèye Codou. She's the women in the center in the photograph. Know for her energy in spite of her height, her motto is : always go forward. She coordinates all the group's activities.

She's married and the mother of a family, and she's very much involved in running the household : she takes care of the children's education, and provides for their daily needs.

She wishes to take the group to a higher level, with more sophisticated tools, a positive reputation, and a regular market to move inventory.

In this group: Ndèye Codou, Mame Anna, Diabou, Ndèye, Aissatou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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