A loan of $4,900 helped a member to purchase two steers.

Awa's Group's story

This group of five women is part of a banc villageois that was established on June 25, 2002. The group includes women who live in the same village and the surrounding area. They maintain good relationships and conduct business in trade and the fattening of cattle.

Fatou, standing at right in the photo with her hand raised, is 41 years old. She is married and the mother of 10 children, three of them boys. The loan received will allow her to fatten cattle. Fatou will purchase two steers for 150,000 CFA francs each, to be resold for 300,000 CFA francs. She will take advantage of the rainy season to fatten the steers.

With the profits, Fatou plans to assist with the family expenses and to take care of the school fees for her children who attend school.

In this group: Awa, Daba, Seynabou, Yama, Fatou Ousseynou, Mareme

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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