A loan helped a member to buy sheep and feed and then sell them on.

Jekafo Group's story

Issouf is thirty-two years old and has been a Malian sheep farmer for more than nine years. He is seen in the photo holding the sheep's horn. Issouf is married and has three children. He dreams of being able to buy livestock for his children in the future. Despite never having attended school, Issouf is a good livestock raiser. His wife works as a peanut grower.

Issouf has requested this loan from the field partner, RMCR (with whom he has successfully worked for more than three years), to improve the finances of his business. He will buy sheep and feed for them from the weekly markets in his region. After fattening them up, he will sell them on in the main town. His loans have always been repaid correctly and he earns an average monthly profit of 65,000 francs CFA. Issouf is very pleased with his business as it generates good profits and also provides organic fertilizer for his fields.

In this group: Bakary, Mamadou, Souleymane, Youssouf, Abdoulaye, Soungalo, Salia, Drissa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder.

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