Laiterie du Berger

Debt : July 2017

La Laiterie du Berger (LdB) is a dairy processing company located in the North of Senegal.

Amount

€ 1,200,000.00

Type of investment

Debt

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth
  • Private sector consolidation/innovation
  • Food security & rural development

Beneficiary locations

Sub-Saharan Africa: Senegal

Investment field

Enterprises

Activity

Dairy

Organisation

Laiterie du Berger

Domicile

Senegal

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Laiterie du Berger

  • Debt € 1,600,000.00 (2019)

The company collects milk from semi-nomadic livestock herders living along the Senegal river. The company supports these herders with food and other services for their livestock. The milk is processed into various dairy products at LdB’s factory in Richard Toll (North of Senegal) and then sold on the local market, mostly in Dakar.

The investment will be used to :

  1. refinance the current BIO loan (running until 15/09/2021) in order to have a better match between the repayment schedule and the company’s reimbursement capacity;
  2. refinance the expensive short term loans used to finance the CAPEX plan in 2016;
  3. refinance part of the CAPEX plan 2016 so that equity can be used to increase working capital and as a buffer;
  4. finance an upgrade in energy efficiency equipment and waste water treatment (needed following the increase in production).
Laiterie du Berger

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth
  • Private sector consolidation/innovation
  • Food security & rural development

Read impact and news about this project

Fair trade is both sides bringing something to the table

Impact Story

Fair trade is both sides bringing something to the table

18-02-2020

BIO has given 2 loans to La Laiterie du Berger, totalling € 2.8 M.

Mr Bagoré Bathily is the founder and CEO of the company. This is his story.

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