A loan helped a member to buy sheep to resell in order to support her family.


Jekafo Group's story

Mariam is the one holding the sheep in the group photo. Mariam, a Malian woman of 38 years of age, raises livestock. She is married, the mother of 4 children who go to school. She is literate in the national language. Her husband is a farmer.

She stocks up on and sells animals at the daily markets in her area. After the sale, she could have profits that vary between 15,000 and 20,000 francs [approx. $26 to 34 USD] for 5 months. She has been in business for 3 years.

Her profits allow her to take care of medical expenses, clothe her children, and ensure her family’s food security. She counts on RMCR’s financial support to be able to buy a lot of animals while defeating poverty and improving the living conditions of herself and her family.

In this group: Mariam, Mariam, Djara, Djeneba, Maimouna, Youma, Sali, Djélikan, Djénébou, Bintou, Fatoumata, Anatou, Djélékan, Hairatou, Awa, Sarata, Mamou, Djélikan, Ramatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Jacques.


This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.



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