A loan of $5,150 helped a member to increase her livestock by buying sheep for resale before the Tabaski holiday.


Maounde's Group's story

The Tessito gadamayo group has been created on November 15, 2006, the day the local banc villageois was inaugurated. The group is composed of women living in the same neighborhood and related to each other. Their main business activity is retail.

Mrs. Maounde (seated in the third row on the far right raising her hand) is the star borrower. In spite of her advanced age (54 years old), she remains a very dynamic group member. In addition t selling good products, she also raises livestock in her village, purchasing sheep and fattening them for at least three months.With this loan she plans to buy sheep to increase her headcount in the anticipation of sales before the Tabaski holiday [Eid al-Adha, a major Muslim holiday]. Thanks to her revenues, she helps her husband, who is ill, to provide for family needs.

In this group: Maounde, Coumba, Hadji, Awa Kaly, Dienaba, Nene, Ndeye, Mariama, Houleye, Idiatou, Aminata, Rakhy, Ndoumbe*, Mariama, Maoude, Dienaba, Diabou, Fatoumata Bintou, Thilo*, Fatou Mamadou, Fatou, Awa, Anta, Ramatoulaye, Maimouna, Mariam, Fatoumata Ndeye, Aissatou, Fatou*, Dabel, Kadia, Bintou, Altening
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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