A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy sheep to raise and sell.


Mohamed Aïdara Group's story

The 'Mohamed Aïdara' community bank was formed on July 7th, 2011. The group has nine female members whose common link is small business and the fact that they live in the same neighborhood.

Faguéye is the group's leader. She is 39 years old, married, and has two children. She also cares for her great nephew (the child of her niece). She has been weaving mats for 15 years. She also raises animals and has a lot of experience. Faguéye joined her community bank during their second loan cycle and replaced the previous head of the bank who resigned. She is standing on the far right in the photo. She is dressed in white and green and is wearing a black sweater. She is raising her right hand.

Faguéye's loan will be used to buy sheep in the weekly market. She will resell them after 4 or 5 months and make good profits before her repayment is due.

Faguéye contributes towards her family expenses in order to help her husband. She hopes to add to her savings with the profits she makes.

In this group: Fagueye, Oumou Khaïry, Khady, Yacine, Yande, Maïmouna, Bineta, Khady, Anna*
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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