A loan of $5,900 helped a member to buy livestock for fattening and resale.


Fatou's Group's story

This group, in existence since May 17, 1997, is composed of individuals living in the same village or nearby. They have a good rapport, maintaining friendly relations and supporting each others. Their main line of work is raising livestock and vending.

Amy, 38 years old (the one standing on the right raising her hand in the photo), is married and mother of six: four sons and two daughters. She also has one other child in her care. Her main line of work is raising sheep. She has completed three cycles already.

With this loan, she [will] buy one calf to raise and, once it reaches maturity, to sell at the weekly market. She will also buy a sheep to fatten and resale. She will use the remainder of the funds for her work as a vendor, an additional business activity. After paying off her loan, she will have a profit allowing her to take care of her children, repair her house and contribute to everyday family expenses.

In this group: Fatou, Thiab, Amy, Ndella, Fatou Aliou, Codou, Sokhna*, Aïssatou, Saye, Amy, Amy*, Awa, Amy, Ndiack, Sokhna, Ndiole, Codou*, Amy*, Adama, Fatou, Ndeye, Mbayang, Fatou, Maty, Sokhna, Saye, Astou, Ndiole, Ndeye, Kene
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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