Total loan: $1,700

Gie Jappo Group

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Koungheul, Kaffrine Region, Senegal / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy sheep for resale.

Gie Jappo Group's story

Mrs. Fatou is 44 years old. She is the leader of the Jappo Economic Interest Group, a term in the Wolof language that means "solidarity". Fatou and her partners in the group have been raising sheep for a few years.

On the picture, the leader is holding the tether of one of her two sheep. He business is successful and she wants to increase her small herd with her husband's help. Mrs. Fatou has three children aged respectively 10, 15 and 17.

With an ambitious goal of expanding their sheep farming business, the group is asking for this loan. They share a passion for this type of business which often brings them profits that help them meet the basic needs of their families, such as food and school fees, among other expenses.

The difficulties they face in this business include the theft of livestock, losses of animals due to inadequate follow-up of veterinary care, etc. The women can generate substantial profits, depending on the time of the sales (Tabasco, Maga, Gamou), and the weight and breed of the animal being sold.