A loan of $5,400 helped a member to buy 14 sheep and food to feed them.

Daba's Group's story

This groups is made up of eight women and is part of the Banc Villageois that was established on December 13, 2008. It comprises women from one single village and its surroundings. Their main business is retail. They exhibit strong solidarity with the Banc Villageois.

Daba, age 33, is the one raising her hand in the photograph. She's married and the mother of five children, including one boy. Her business consists in raising sheep. She buys sheep that she fattens in order to resell them after five months.

With her loan, she intends to buy 14 sheep for XOF 25'000 (ca US$ 50) a piece. She will also buy food to feed them. She will use her profits to put money away and help her husband take care of the family.

In this group: Daba, Mareme, Yacine, Khady*, Marie, Ndeye, Khady, Awa
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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