A loan of $3,050 helped a member to expand a chicken coop and buy chicks and hardware.


Apec Al Ouma Dieupeul 4 Groupe 3's story

Group 3 of the Apec al Ouma Dieupeul cell is composed of 10 members and is lead by Mr. Mamadou Mignane S. (on the right in the photograph, wearing a red t-shirt). He raises poultry and has two years of experience in this field. The members of the group live together and has kinship bonds, which guarantees their mutual trust. They started with 50 chicks. The group is part of the Liberty 6 branch since January 2011 and is seeking a XOF 1'400'000 loan to expand their chicken coop and buy chicks and hardware (watering place, feeding through). This loan will help the group to bolster its working capital and develop its business in order to increase its profits. Al Ouma is a Senegalese nonprofit whose full name is The Association for Koranic Education and Teaching. Originally founded to work with at-risk children, especially talibés (young boys from poor families who beg in Senegalese metropolitan areas), Al Ouma has evolved its mission to work with adults as well as children. They currently have over 10,000 members, and are actively engaged in supporting the economic development of their members in the hopes of improving their quality of life, and that of their at-risk children. Al Ouma's members are currently organized into smaller associations which meet each week to contribute to a group fund that helps finance smA. loans for members. Members typically put in $2 USD per week. Because UIMCEC and Al Ouma both share the mission of fighting poverty through economic empowerment, they have formed a partnership to provide loans to Al Ouma associations at a lower interest rate than UIMCEC usually offers its clients.

In this group: Mamadou Mignane , Mbarro, Aminata Sadikh, Cheikh Tidiane, Codou , Coumba , Bineta, Mama, Baffa, Maty
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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