Total loan: $3,675

Jigi Seme N° 1 Group

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Bla, Ségou Region, Mali / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy sheep to raise and later resell, to meet her family's needs.

Jigi Seme N° 1 Group's story

Holding the sheep in her hand, Rokia is a 50-year-old nice woman. She lives in Mali. Very respected in her area, she lives with her farmer husband and six children, ranging in age from 7-30 years. Two are in school.

In the future, she plans on helping her husband to have the means necessary for agriculture, in order to take care of the health and nutritional needs of the family, and then to allow children to have a better future.

She turned to the microfinance institution to finance her small business, which she has been doing for 15 years. She uses the loan to buy thin animals (sheep and goats) to sustain and resell them.

She stocks up in the markets of the area and sells her products in the same markets after some months of taking care of them. From each sale she could have a profit of 25,000-30,000 West African Francs.

Despite the difficulties regarding the market prices and the unexpected loss of animals, she is delighted that she was able to buy two oxen for her family, thanks to the revenue from this job.