Rosine is 64 and lives in a small village near Bignona in Senegal’s Casamance region. She is one of Baobab+’s first customers in Ziguinchor and is already on her fourth loan cycle. Having made early repayments, her loan has increased from 54,000 to 81,000 CFA francs (€82 to €124). Rosine rears chickens in order to sell eggs and also makes honey.
Her loans have enabled her to invest in new livestock, as well as upgrade her hen house, by investing in lamps used to heat the eggs. Not only has the solar kit allowed Rosine to charge her electronic devices, but she has also created new income-generating activities.