Siguida Nyetaa Group's Story--Didieni, Mali
Awa is a 40-year-old woman who is married and the mother of eight children (three boys and five girls), aged 5 to 20. Her husband is a farmer. Awa is a [homemaker] but has also been raising sheep for fifteen years. She did not have the chance to go to school. She has turned to the microfinance institution to have more funds to buy more sheep to fatten. She gets her supplies from nearby markets.
Her dream is to have enough profit from raising sheep in order to purchase a plot of land and build something solid on it in the nearby town. The obstacles she runs up against in raising livestock include diseases and theft. Her profit per month is estimated at 25,000 francs. Awa is the one holding the lamb.
In this group: Ama, Araba, Assiran, Awa, Beyi, Diawele, Diawélé, Djéméné, Djouraba, Doussou, Doussouba, Filifin, Kany, Minian, Nana, Sadio, Sindjo, Sira, Tineba, Tinefla, Yacaré, Yayi