Total loan: $2,275

Somb Group

, , Senegal / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a cow and its calf.

Somb Group's story

This group belongs to the Banc Villageois, which was set up in September 2010 and comprises very dynamic women, who are mainly active in trading and animal farming.

Khady, who is standing on the right of the photo with her hand raised, is the star borrower of the group. She is 40 years old, married and mother to four children, one of whom is a boy. She has been fattening up animals for years in close collaboration with her husband, who is an expert in the field.

With her new loan, she is planning to buy a cow and its calf, and the remainder of the loan will be used to buy fodder. Once the animals are fattened up, she will resell them in her town and at the markets in surrounding towns. With the profits she plans to build up her business further and improve her family's living conditions by buying clothing and food.