A loan of $3,175 helped a member to buy oil and sheep.

Sokhna's Group's story

This group of four women belongs to the banc villageois created on December 12, 2009. The group members live in the same village and nearby. They show a spirit of solidarity and maintain friendly relations. Their main business activity is retail and raising livestock.
Sokhna, the one standing on the right raising her hand in the photo, is 38 years old. She is married and has four children, two of them boys.

She works as a vendor. She buys oil at the weekly market and then resells i. She has been in this business for some time and is very experienced. As an additional business, she raises sheep. With her loan, she will buy 20 liters [5 gallns] of oil at 15,000 West African francs, to resale at 900 francs per liter.
She will also buy four sheep at 25,000-30,000 francs each to fatten them and resale in due time at 70,000 each.
Thanks to her revenues, she helps ensure her family’s well-being by helping her husband with everyday expenses as well as their children’s school fees and healthcare expenses. She is also growing her savings at the banc villageois.

In this group: Sokhna, Isseuh, Fatou, Maty

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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