A loan of $250 helped a member to buy livestock.

Danaya Group's story

The women of the Danaya group are all married, are an average of 41 years old, have three children and live in traditional extended families in Sompiya, in the Dioïla prefecture in the region of Koulikoro (the second administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

They know each other through family ties and are in the business of selling livestock, soap, peanuts and various other items.

The women of the Danaya group are on their first joint loan which will be used to buy livestock, Kabakourouni soap (a locally made soap), peanuts and numerous other items.

Awa C. of the Danaya group plans to use her loan to buy livestock and to resell it.

She usually gets her supplies of livestock locally and makes her sales in the village of Sompiya, for cash, to a clientele of men and women.

She plans to make an average monthly profit of 10,000 FCFA which will be used to meet daily family expenses and the rest will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Yah , Djeneba, Koniba , Djelika , Awa , Soumba , Gnadjougou, Flassou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold

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