A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy sheep to fatten and resell.


Mareme's Group's story

This village lending group (banc villageois) was created on February 7, 2001. The members that make it up have a good understanding of one another and group solidarity.

Standing up at the right of the photo and raising her hand, the featured borrower Aîssata is 55 years old. She is married and the mother of five children: two boys and three girls.

With her loan, she is going to practice sheep fattening and stocks up at a local market. She buys six sheep for 30,000XOF each, which she fattens over five months to resell for 65,000XOF each. The overall cost (food and vaccinations) is up to 60,000XOF.

The profits generated by this business allow her to improve the conditions of her family's life in terms of nutrition.

In this group: Mareme , Maguette, Mbayang, Aïssatou, Awa
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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