A loan of $1,050 helped a member purchase sheep for fattening and resale.

Seydina Mohamed Group's story

The Seydina Mohamed Solidarity group was created on the 12th May 2010.It is made up of eight women who live in the same neighbourhood. Their main activities are small businesses and the fattening of livestock.

Mrs Awa, the leader is 44 years old. She is married and mother to three children but also cares for two others who are entrusted to her by family and friends. In the photograph she is standing on the right, dressed in a multicoloured sari with her right hand raised.

She runs a livestock fattening business and at the same time does catering .She has a lot of experience in these activities.

Awa buys her stock of sheep, animal feed, and all the condiments necessary for her catering at the weekly market in the village. She resells her sheep at the same place having fattened them up for three or six months. The restaurant trade is much brisker on market days.

With her loan she wishes to increase her herd of livestock by purchasing more sheep but also more animal feed .This will enable her a make better profit.

Her profits enable her to pay for the family needs in food and clothing and thus help her husband. In the future she intends to purchase some oxen for fattening if she still manages to obtain loans from Caurie

In this group: Sarakh, Khady, Maïmouna, Salma, Awa, Deguene, Yama, Khoudia

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