A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy at least four goats at 12,500 FCFA apiece to fatten and sell at a later date.


Fatoumata's Group's story

This group was created on May 16, 2011 at the inauguration of the local Banc Villageois. It consists of women who live in the same village. They are gaining experience in their respective activities through a greater understanding of the program, which is helped by the presence of a large weekly market (louma) in their village. The group members practice small trade, and they share a bond of mutual support and solidarity.

Mrs. Fatoumata, age 57, (standing at the far right, dressed in white and raising her hand), is the featured borrower from this group. She is the married mother of ten children, three of them girls. She also takes care of two of her grandchildren. She fattens sheep and goats that she buys on Thursdays at the weekly market in the village, and sells them later on. She has extensive experience of over 20 years in this activity. She plans to use this new loan to buy at least four goats at 12,500 FCFA apiece to fatten and sell at a later date.

She will use her profits to support her children and grandchildren' education, and to provide for their clothing, food and sanitary needs.

In this group: Fatoumata, Ansata, Tening, Mariama Idirissa, Dienabou, Yacine, Dienabou, Cire Fountou, Gnaling, Aissatou, Mariama Cire, Aminata Ablaye, Kadiatou Niekory, Oumou, Fatou, Rassy, Yoba, Mariama, Hawa, Dieynabou, Oumou, Adama Hawa, Coumba, Khady

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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