Total loan: $4,375

01_Mbourwaille Group

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, , Senegal / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy sheep.

01_Mbourwaille Group's story

This group of 7 brave women is part of a "banc villageois" created in September 2013. They have known each other a long time since they live in the same village and share solid values of kinship and solidarity.

58-year-old Astou is the group representative and is standing on the far right of the picture, raising her hand. She is a widow and the mother of 8 children. She is a dynamic woman and is developing her business so that she can provide better living conditions for her children.

Astou fattens cattle which she buys and sells to retail customers at the weekly markets. She has been successfully working in this sector for several years.

She plans to use her loan to buy 3 sheep and bags of feed, and to pay for their upkeep. She is very good at fattening livestock and she will resell the sheep for what she hopes is a very good profit.

The profits she earns will be used to build her savings, refurbish her home, and develop her business.