Total loan: $1,825

Jiguiya Group

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FALADIE, Koulikoro Region, Mali / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy rams to resell in order to support her family.

Jiguiya Group's story

Gnine is the customer representing the group for safety reasons because of the corona virus. She is also the group's president. That is her in the photo holding the ram by the horn with one hand, and resting the other on the animal's back. She is a 50-year-old widow and the mother of one child who attends school.

Gnine did not have the chance to go to school. She has been raising animals for more than 15 years and is on her 11th loan cycle with the microfinance institution RMCR. She buys rams in the markets in her area, fattens them, and then resells them in the same markets. She is able to support her family's needs (healthcare, school fees, clothes and other things) with the income she earns. The challenges of her business are losing animals and sales slumps.

She relies on RMCR to make good progress in raising animals. In the future, she hopes to continue working with RMCR to generate more profits in order to sell garden produce. What she likes about raising animals is that what she creates is apparent, and she likes using organic fertilizer for her fields.