A loan of $1,750 helped a member to buy sheep to fatten and then sell.

Sant Yalla Group's story

The solidarity group Sant Yalla has been in existence since July 7, 2011. It comprises fourteen women who are from the same district and whose main work involves weaving mats, fattening livestock, and small-scale commerce.

Mbarka, the group's official, is 28 years old, unmarried, and the mother of one child. And she raises livestock with tens years of good experience in it. Also, for a month now, she has had a small business selling fish or meat fritters in the village.

Mbarka purchases sheep at the central market in the rural community. She is going to resell them at the same place four or five months later.

Her loan will serve to bolster her livestock business by increasing her herd. With the profits expected, she wishes to increase her saving and to support herself, as well as her child.

In this group: Mbarka, Coumba, Awa, Fatou, Coumba, Rome, Anna, Oumou*, Awa, Khady*, Sawdiatou, Rahma, Fatou, Mbengue
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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