A loan helped a member to pay for livestock to resell in order to take good care of her family.


Sababugnuman Group's story

Holding the sheep in the photo, Mariam is a good and honest woman, 43 years old, residing in Mali. Highly respected in her environment, she lives with her husband and five children, aged 2 to 18, of whom three are in elementary school. For the future, she envisions helping her family to procure a plot of land and a large-diameter well, for facilitating access to potable water, so as to ensure her children’s health.

She turns to the microfinance institution to finance her small-scale revenue-generating work, which she has been doing for about ten years. She uses loans to pay for underweight livestock (steers, sheep, goats) to raise and then resell. She gets supplies of livestock from nearby markets and sells at the same markets after a few months of maintenance.

Despite the various difficulties encountered regarding the cost of living, she is satisfy with the fact that she is managing to support her husband in covering family expenses by the income from her business.

In this group: Marim, Marim, Korotimi, Mamou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey.


This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.



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