A loan of $800 helped a member buy shea butter.


Kotognogontala Group's story

Kotognogontala is a group of women from Koutiala. The women know one another well and live in large traditional families with their husbands, children, and other relatives. On average, they are 23 years old and have at least 3 children.

This group of women sells various articles like fruits and vegetables, firewood, fabric, shea butter, etc. In order to grow their business, the members decided to join Soro Yiriwaso's loan program. This is their second group loan.

Fatoumata is a member of the Kotognogontala group. She is seated second from left to right. She sells shea butter. She would like to use her loan to buy a large quantity of shea butter in Koutiala. She will sell the shea butter at retail in her home and in the market to a diverse clientele.

While the other group members of Kotognogontala would like to earn an average monthly profit of 100,000 FCFA during this loan cycle, Mme Fatoumata would like to earn 105,000 FCFA.

In addition to reimbursing their loan, they will use some of their income for personal expenses and to grow their business.

They would like to strengthen their partnership with Soro Yiriwaso so that their supplies do not run out.

In this group: Sirantou, Fatoumata, Aminata, Mariam, Sali

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin



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