A loan of $3,025 helped a member buying poultry.

Djikiya Group's story

All the women of the group Djikiya are married and average 28 years of age and three children each living in traditional extended families in Konobougou City, sub- prefecture of Barouéli, Region of Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali).  They know one another through ties of community and kinship. And they run businesses involving condiments, clothing, poultry, cosmetic, and food catering. 

The women in the group are on their first solidarity loan, which will be used for buying condiments, smoked fish, children's clothing, cosmetics, and poultry. 

Mama S., whose niche is in poultry, intends to use her loan for buying Guinea fowl, ducks, and hens to be sold.  She supplies herself with poultry from suppliers from surrounding villages. And she sells locally, at the Konobougou market, to retailers from elsewhere.  She accepts cash from a customer base composed of women and men. 

She plans on making an average monthly profit of 35,000 francs CFA that will be used to cover day-to-day family expenses, and the rest will be reinvested in the businesses. 

In this group: Fatoumata, Naïmatou, Awa, Maya, Maïni, Assan, Kany, Kiatou, Assan, Maïni

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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