A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy sheep to be fattened up for resale.

Awa's Group's story

The Banc Villageois, which houses this group, was created on December 30, 2009. The group consists of 20 women from the same village. The PC 2 group is made up of 20 women who get along well with each other, and who are mainly involved in retail business and in the fattening of livestock.

The featured borrower, Awa, is 37 years old, married, and the mother of three girls. She works in small retail, selling fabrics and shoes. She also fattens sheep. She has more than seven years of experience in this field. In the picture, she is standing on the right-hand side, dressed in grey/pink, and she is raising her left hand.

She buys fabrics (veil, khartoum, wax and damask fabrics) at the central market in Louga and resells her goods in her village, at the market.

With her loan, she plans to buy six sheep that she will fatten for resale. She hopes to generate a good income when she resells them in five to six months.

Awa uses her profits to buy fabrics and shoes for resale, and she helps her husband to provide for the family.

In this group: Awa, Awa, Fatou Maguette*, Aïcha, Marema, Awa*, Ndeye, Seny, Khote, Fatou, Astou, Yacine, Arame, Metou, Bamame, Mbene*, Sokhna, Ndeye, Ndoumbe, Faty
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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