A loan of $4,075 helped a member to buy sheep to resell for a profit.


Bondjina Bara Group's story

Kadidia is the one holding the ram’s horn among the members of her group. She is 33 years old, married, and the mother of five children. The children range in age from 5 to 15 years old; three of them are in school. Kadidia’s husband runs a small shop and also helps a little bit with raising sheep to improve the family’s well-being. Kadidia has been raising sheep for over ten years; she gets her supplies in the village market and around. She can earn a profit of XOF 20,000 to 25,000 per sheep. Thanks to her earnings from raising sheep, Kadidia is able to meet the nutritional needs of her family, as well as the healthcare and schooling needs of her children. Nowadays she has three head of sheep that the raises with plenty of veterinary care. She is generous and has a good reputation in her village. She aspires to have additional, more substantial loans so that she can grow her sheep-raising business.

In this group: Aminata A , Mariam, Fatouma, Hawa, Djeneba, Kadidia, Djeneba A, Aminata , Koutimi, Talata*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Molly Kubiak


This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.



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