A loan of $1,450 helped a member to buy five sheep to fatten.

Mbathie's Group's story

The banc villageois was established December 22, 2009 and is composed of women who live in the same village. They engage in commerce as their principal activity. They have good understanding and [a sense of] solidarity between them.

Coura, standing on the right of the photo, has been a member of the banc villages since its opening. She is 38 years old. She is married and a mother of five children, of whom one is a girl.

Coura raises and fattens sheep for a living. She hopes to buy 5 sheep for 45,000 francs CFA. To fatten the sheep, she is going to buy vitamins for 2,500 francs and animal feed [consisting of]: 3 sacs of dried bread for 9,000 francs, hay for 25,000 francs, and various other products, which are going to allow [her] to feed the animals well.

To note, she can count on her parents to help with sales.

The income earned will allow her to increase her savings and help her husband take care of their family's needs.

In this group: Mbathie , Coura

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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