A loan helped a member to buy sheep for fattening and resale.

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Dramane is the one holding a sheep in the photo. Dramane is 43 years old, lives in Mali and raises sheep. He is married and has seven children, one of whom attends primary school. Dramane's dream for the future is to build a house in town for his children. Dramane did not have an opportunity to go to school, but he manages his livestock business well. He has reached out to RMCR to bolster and develop his business. Thanks to his loan, he buys sheep and feed at the weekly markets in his region. He fattens up his sheep and resells them at the same weekly markets; however, when his sales overlap with the Tabaski festival [as the Islamic celebration of Eid al-Adha is known in Senegal) he sells abroad.

Dramane earns about 15,000 West African francs per month. He has been raising livestock for over 15 years, but has had the financial support from RMCR only for the last two years. Thanks to RMCR's support his business is going well. What he likes about raising sheep is that it brings him sufficient profit as well as provides organic fertilizer for his land. Dramane does not experience major challenges in his business development.

In this group: Assan, Chaka, Amadi, Dramane, Amadou, Moussa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S.

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