A loan of $4,050 helped a member to buy and raise sheep for resale.


Union Pour Vaincre La Pauvreté Group's story

This group, which is part of the Banc Villageois "Union Pour Vaincre la Pauvreté," has been in existence since April 9, 2011. It comprises thirty-three women who get along well, live in the same village, and whose main activities are small retail business, as well as sheep, cow and goat fattening, among others. Amy, the group's representative, is 33 years old. She is married and the mother of five children (three boys and two girls). Since the beginning of 2012, she has been selling various goods such as incense, perfumes, soap... Additionally, she fattens sheep. In the photo, she is standing in the right corner; she is wearing a multi-colored dress and a blue scarf, and she is raising her right hand. She gets her goods from the closest city; one of her relatives sends them to her. She then resells her merchandise in her village. With her loan, she would like to buy ten sheep at the village's weekly market. She will fatten them and resell them after six months or during the holiday season. With the profits, she helps her husband to provide for the family and she sometimes buys clothes for her children.

In this group: Maguette, Fama, Fatou, Seneba, Ndeye Daba, Farimata, Bomba, Amy, Aïssa, Sokhna*, Fatou*, Khady, Mareme, Soda*, Mously, Binetou, Ndeye, Bigue, Khady*, Fagueye, Ndeye , Ndeye Anta, Fatou, Amy, Ndaga, Sophie, Bandel, Fatou, Binetou, Awa, Deguene, Maty, Ndeytou
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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