A loan of $2,475 helped a member to purchase bowls and some clothing to resell.


Je Ka Baara Group's story

A Malian woman, OUMOU is 33 years old, married, and the mother of three children, of whom two are in school. Her children are aged 2 to 12. One of them is not yet old enough for school. For ten years, OUMOU has been selling clothing and bowls. Today, her wish is to develop her business to make it her main source of revenues. She is the one with her hand on the bowls in the photo.

She takes out loans at RMCR to purchase clothing and bowls to resell. She gets her supplies from Bamako and Burkina, and she resells in her home and at the public market, wholesale and retail. From her sales, she can obtain 25,000 francs in profit each month. The profits accumulated from selling clothing and tubs enable her to provide an education and clothing for her children.

OUMOU has had no problems with RMCR loans. For the future, she aspires to have a bigger loan to develop her commerce and to do better at meeting customer needs and those of her family.

In this group: Djénébou, Safiatou, Oumou, Korotimi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey


This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.



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