Maty Thioye

Maty Thioye is fifty years old and the mother of eight children. Maty is a merchant who sells vegetables in the marketplace of Agnam-Goly. Maty knows she must work hard in order to supplement her family's income and she is successful on a small scale. Maty also knows that if she had more product she could sell more and in doing so increase the family income. Maty has been given a loan of $65 dollars in order to increase her stock of vegetables. There are many benefits to increasing Maty's business. If she has more to sell more people will buy her products. If she can sell more the producers must produce more. Maty understands that supply and demand work in any culture and in any place. The very small loan of $132 will assist Maty to help herself, her community and the regions food producers.