A loan of $2,250 helped a member to purchase a cow and a ram.

Mame Seyni's Group's story

This group of three women is part of the banc villageois which was created on 12th December 2009. This banc groups together the women who live in the same village and the surrounding areas. The majority of these women earn a living from trade and livestock farming. Diouma, the woman to the right of the photo with her hand raised, is 36 years old. She is a married mother to nine children, five of which are girls. She earns a living from raising livestock. With this loan, she is going to buy a cow and a ram, which she will raise. In order to successfully raise them, she will also buy animal feed for the livestock. The profits from this activity will allow her to reinvest in her business, to provide for her family and to increase her savings with the banc villageois.

In this group: Mame Seyni, Diouma, Mame Awa

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christopher Smith

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