Raising sheep

Souleymane Sawadogo

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

100% repaid



Souleymane Sawadogo

Member since

May 2013

On-time repayments

38 installments  •  92%

About Me

I live in a family of eight. We all get on perfectly well with each other and fight together for success! I work in a company created by an association of disabled people.

I like animals, and I have a project of raising animals, which necessitates funds.

So, I ask myself: "As I do not have a lot of money, why not start small?"

That's how, with only my salary, I bought two male and one female white sheep. Then, I started to renovate two warehouses, but the second one is not finished yet because of the lack of wherewithal.

My Business

I already have three purebred sheep, and I'm planning to extend the herd because there is never enough meat. This is just the beginning of my project of sheep breeding. In time, it will grow, evolve, and become more profitable. In Burkina Faso, the demand for meat from sheep undoubtedly will be high, especially during sheep festivals.

This particular breed of sheep is really nice to breed. They are pretty big, though, and so they are expensive. I would not be able to buy a sheep of this breed with $100; however, with that amount, I could fix the second warehouse to protect them from the rain.

Maybe I could get a field in my village to establish the farm I've always dreamed about.

I chose to become a shepherd because the demand is higher now than in the past, and it keeps growing. Moreover, after my retirement, I would be able to live from my herd and, if everything goes as I imagine, I could create new jobs to decrease the unemployment rate.

Loan Proposal

With my loan I am going to invest in purebred sheep to prepare the 2015 Tabaski celebration with a bang. Moreover, I will stock up on peanut leaves which will soon be in full swing and will cost very much less.
With Zidisha, I have built a big shed that allows me to shelter my sheep and also to stock cattle feed like peanut leaves on top of the shed. This year, with this loan, I intend to buy at least three purebred male sheep. The loan will not be enough but I will complete it with the money I will get from selling sheep for the Tabaski celebration.

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About Me

I live with my family of eight, in which there is perfect harmony and together we are fighting to succeed! I work in a company created by an association of disabled people. I love animals and beyond the love for animals I have a breeding project that requires a lot of money, and as I have a lot of money why not start a little to come thither. Thus from my salary I have bought two males and a female purebred sheep all white I realize two hangars which the second is not complete due to lack of financial means.

My Business

I have three breed of sheep with which I intend to enlarge because the meat is never enough! It's just a breeding project which start in the coming time based on changes could give more profit and will increase over time. In Burkina Faso it is on there will be a strong demand especially hanging the period of the festival of moutons.J
This is a breed of sheep which always gives pleasure to raise and more is sheep large gauge and expensive. With 100 dollars I do not pay a little sheep that race but I could complete the hangar number 2 for shelter from the rain soon in Burkina Faso. If I have more money I could have a field in my village for my firm I want to heart! I chose this project because the breeding livestock demand is stronger and will not ever decrease on top of that after I retire I could live more I hopefully as I think I could create other project more with it and decrease chaumage rates.

Loan Proposal

Avec mon prêt je vais investire aux moutons de race pour préparer la fête de tabaski 2015 en beauté. et enplus je vais approvisinnner les feuils d'arachide qui battera son plein bientôt ,et coutera très moin cher.
Avec zidisha j'ai pu construire un grand hangar qui me permet de caser mes moutons et aussi stocker des alimentsbétail tel que les feuilles d'arachides sur le hangar.
cette année avec ce prêt je compte payé au moins trois mâls de moutons de race .
le ne suffira pas mais je vais complété avec la vente de moutons de la fête de tabaski passer!






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Oct 21, 2014

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

7 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Lender interest: $493.68 at 2.89% annual rate over 7 months = $9.04

Service fee: $13.17



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