A loan helped a member to buy sheep to fatten.


Th_Fatou Group's story

This Banc Villageois was established in February 2000. It includes these fine women who are from the same village and connected as parents and friends, and are very supportive of each other. They have had several loans that they have repaid at maturity. Their main activities are farming and sales.

Fatou, standing at far right in the photo, raising her hand, is the representative. She is 48 years old, married and the mother of eight children, four girls and four boys who are all in school.

She runs a sheet-fattening business and works together with her husband. She buys her sheep at the weekly markets and resells them in her area. She has several years of experience in this field.

Fatou will use her loan to buy four sheep and animal feed. She will sell her animals three or four months after fattening them. She plans to use her income to pay for her children's education expenses and increase her savings.

In this group: Fatou, Ndoumbé, Astou Malick, Khady, Khady, Ami, Fatou , Fatou, Adama, Ryma, Ngondiane, Fatou, Marie, Khémesse Nar, Marie, Bineta, Bineta, Mame Daba, Bigué, Khonane, Marie, Yadicone, Rama, Sokhna, Guignane, Mariétou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Mary Lou Bradley.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women in rural Senegal.



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