A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy sheep and ewes for rearing.

Mbathie's Group's story

These two women are both friends and neighbours, and have formed a group. Their main activities are business and animal fattening. Mbathie is 59 years old, a married mother of five girls and three boys. She is seated on the left hand chair in the photo. She is a trader; she buys sheep and ewes which she rears. When the ewe has her lambs, she sells the males. Where there are both males and females, she sells the ewe and rears the young females until maturity, when she repeats the process.
This loan will allow her to buy five sheep and three ewes, which she will rear; it will also allow her to buy feed and medication for the animals. With the profits, she will help her family - paying for schooling, contributing to the daily expenses and the health of the children. In addition, she will use the profits to pay the interest on the loan, and to grow her savings.

In this group: Mbathie, Coura

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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