A loan of $5,175 helped a member to purchase seeds for farming and some sheep for fattening.


Maretou's Group's story

"Banc Villageois Beyti Rip" was created on December 28, 2010; the group PC 01 is composed of 32 women from the same two villages but who live in harmony.

Fama, the featured borrower, is 45 years old, married, and the mother of two children. And she has a nephew of her husband's to support. Fama fattens sheep. In the photo, she is standing at the far right and dressed in an orange camisole and a black shawl, and her left hand is raised.

She plans to purchase two head of sheep for 40,000 francs and some peanut seeds worth 60,000 francs.

With her profits, she helps her husband in managing family expenses and bolsters her savings.

In this group: Maretou, Fatou, Seynabou, Ndiaya*, Yaram, Daba, Ndeye Anta*, Binetou, Daba, Khoudia, Dial, Besse, Anta, Fama, Fama, Fama, Mame, Aby, Fama, Ndiole, Mbaya, Rama, Nogaye, Ndeye, Fama, Thiane, Ndack, Awa, Farma, Fatou, Ndeye, Marame
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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