A loan of $3,650 helped a member to buy sheep to fatten and sell later on.


Danaya Group's story

Mata is a sheep raiser living in Mali. She is 43 years old, married, and the mother of six children aged from 3 to 15 years, of whom one daughter and two sons are enrolled in school. She is the one holding the rope on the ram in the group photo.

Mata buys her livestock and supplies in her area and resells her animals in the same place after having raised them. She is taking out a loan from RMCR to develop her sheep-raising activity so as to make profits that will help her to cover family expenses.

In her business, Mata earns a monthly profit of 15,000 XOF per head of livestock which helps a lot with her household, especially the needs of the children. She also makes something (la confection de genre) which allows her to earn a big profit. She dreams of rebuilding her huts in future, paying school fees for her children, and of otherwise helping her spouse with her profit.

In this group: Aminata, Aïssata, Mata, Minata, Djeneba, Diahara, Adjita Dite Aissata, Fatoumata, Salimata, Rokiatou, Aissata, Aissata, Mariam, Mamou, Aminata Issou*, Alassane
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer


This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.



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