Total loan: $1,600

Nipagagnou Group

N'Togonasso, , Mali / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy sheep to resell.

Nipagagnou Group's story

Rokia is the one in the photo who is holding on to the sheep by the rope. She is a 49-year old housewife who lives in Mali and her husband is a farmer by profession. She has five children aged between two and 18 years old, one of whom is at school.

She is turning to RMCR in order to fund her sheep-raising activity that she has been carrying out for around ten years. The money she earns - around 80,000 to 100,000 FCFA per cycle or around 15,000 FCFA per month - has already enabled her to buy a cart and a donkey for her family's needs.

With the loan, she is buying lean sheep at the lowest price, getting them veterinary care and food (hay and animal food) and then selling them after six months. She gets her supplies in nearby markets and sells them in the same markets.

Despite the minor difficulties she sometimes faces, relating to the unpredictable health of the animals, she loves this work as she manages to contribute to the family's progress. In the future she is planning to help out her husband buy farming equipment.