Total loan: $2,700

Nietaga Group

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CIWARA, NY, Mali / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy animals to resell in order to alleviate poverty.

Nietaga Group's story

Lassina is the one holding the goat's rope in the photo. He is a 51-year-old Malian, married, and father of seven children, four of whom attend school. His wife is a housewife, and she does small business.

Lassina raises oxen as a business. He buys and sells his animals in the weekly fairs in his area. Breeding animals is profitable for him because it allows him to cover the costs of care and schooling for his children. After the sale, he can have a profit of 25,000 XOF to 50,000 XOF per semester. But he is often confronted with diseases and animal deaths despite veterinary care.

He dreams of setting up a large enclosure for animals to improve his business and eradicate his poverty in order to be self-sufficient. Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this borrower is standing in for the rest of the group members.