A loan of $1,850 helped a member to buy groundnuts and 2 sheep.


Rockhaya's Group's story

This group of 8 women is part of the "banc villageois" which was formed on the 6th of July, 2006. It is made up of women who live in the same village and neighbouring villages. They are mostly involved in trade. Khady is the representative and is standing on the right of the picture, raising her hand. She is 53 years old, married and responsible for 11 people (her children and grandchildren). She produces groundnut oil from groundnuts and also practises sheep fattening. She will use the loan she receives to buy 50 kilos of groundnuts at 550 francs per kilo, so that she can make 22 litres of oil, which sells at 1000 francs per litre. She also plans on buying 2 sheep to raise. The profits will enable her to reinvest in her livestock. She will also help her handicapped husband to take care of the family's needs.

In this group: Rockhaya, Fatou, Awa, Mbery, Ndiole, Kine, Soukeye, Khady
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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