A loan of $2,375 helped a member buy five ewes and five lambs.

Diouma's Group's story

This group of three women is part of the "banc villageois" loan association which was created on May 17 1997. It regroups members who live in the same village and those living in the surrounding area. The members have good relations and their income-generating activities are livestock fattening and commerce.

Amy, who is standing on the right and raising her hand in the photo, is 47 years old. She is a married mother of five children, of whom two are girls.

She will use the loan to buy 5 ewes and 5 lambs; she then fattens them for a period of five months before they can be resold.

Profits enable her to reinvest in her livestock fattening activity, and to satisfy her children's needs.

In this group: Diouma, Amy, Amy

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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