A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy seed and fertilizer to grow vegetables.

Sad 1 Group's story

Solidarité Action Développement (SAD) is a federation which is made up of several groups. Mamadou is the president of the Economic Interest Group (GIE) Sad 1. This is a mixed group of three women and eight men who live in the same village, and have the same type of business.

Mamadou is seen in the photo with his hand raised. He is a vegetable grower, and will use his loan to buy fertilizer and seed for cabbages, carrots and onions. Mamadou is married and has children. He has more than twelve years' experience in his business. He starts his working day at 6am and finishes at 7pm.

In the future, with further loans from the field partner, Mamadou would like to become a potential onion supplier.

In this group: Mamadou, Insa, Moussa, Moussa, Malick, Ousmane, Mame Gale, Mademba, Abdoulaye, Demba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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