A loan of $3,500 helped a member to purchase three cows.


Nguira's Group's story

This group of five women belongs to the “banc villageois” (financing group) which was created on April 20, 2010. These women live in perfect harmony and their businesses are retail and livestock fattening. Sokhna, who is standing to the right in the picture with her hand raised, is 41 years old. She is married and a mother of six, including three boys. Her activity is cattle fattening, a business she has been in since she joined the “banc villageois.” In parallel, she also sells millet. The loan will allow her to purchase three cows for 375,000 XOF. She will raise them for three months. Once the animals are well fattened, she is planning on reselling them for 200,000 XOF each, perhaps even 225,000 XOF. To ensure that she has feed for the animals, she has a parallel business trading millet. She uses profit to provide for her children and to grow her savings.

In this group: Nguira, Sokhna, Penda, Penda, Awa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler



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