A loan helped a member to buy sheep and goats to resell.


Nafore Group's story

Madame Mariama is 29 years old and is the president of the "Nafore" group, a word which means, in English, "to be useful to one's community". She has raised livestock for twenty years. She is married to a farmer and they have four children, two of whom are in school. She lives in a region of Senegal where she practices her occupation just as the other 12 members of the group. This loan is destined for the development of their livestock business.
Madame Mariama never went to school but she is a hardworking woman who dreams of having a lot of animals to increase her revenue. That way, she could help her husband, who practices family agriculture in a small area, to meet the family obligations; mainly to ensure the primary needs (schooling, health and nutrition) of their children. She buys her stock at the weekly markets near her home. Thus after taking good care of her sheep and goats, she resells them in the same markets at prices in her favor. She aspires to expand the products she offers to her area.
Just like all renowned shepherds, the choice is for more sheep than goats. Sometimes she is confronted with animal theft, or illnesses, which can be obstacles to her meeting her objectives.

In this group: Mariama, Aminata, Thiougou, Fatoumata, Maimouna, Diouma, Dienaba, Hawa, Ramata, Aldiouma, Mariama, Diabou, Mariama

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Anderson.


This loan is special because:

It enables low-income farmers in Senegal to increase their income and provide for their families.



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