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Total loan: $1,350

Tessito Sitacourou Group

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Tambacounda, Tambacounda Region, Senegal / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy sheep and resell them.


Tessito Sitacourou Group's story

Madame Woude raises sheep. She is a 58-year old widow and did not go to school. She has three grandchildren, aged from 5 to 10, and two of them go to school. She takes care of these three grandchildren.

She has been raising sheep for 30 years. She stocks up at the weekly markets where she also resells her livestock for cash.

Madame Woude belongs to a group that includes 18 women members. The group enjoys a good reputation for being honest when it comes to loans. The group is called Tessito, a term from the Manding language that means “Tighten your Belts.” They make use of MFIs to meet their daily expenses and the care of their children (school, medical bills, food, etc.). However, obstacles such as theft, disease, and death can still hinder their business.