Total loan: $850

Djekafo Group

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Segou, Segou, Mali / Food

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A loan helped to buy condiments.

Djekafo Group's story

The four members of the Djekafo group are women living in nuclear families. On the average, they are 45 years old, with three children. They all live in Missira, a neighborhood in the town of Segou (the fourth administrative district of Mali). They know each other as neighbors, relatives by blood or marriage, or through their work in Missira. They work as vendors selling condiments and cooked dishes. With the goal of increasing their working capital, the group members have decided to join Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their fifth solidarity loan cycle. Mrs. Hawa (the second one standing from left to right in the photo) is a well-known vendor of condiments of various kinds in her neighborhood and nearby areas. She plans to user her loan to stock up on various condiments from wholesalers at the markets if Segou and Bamako, in order to meet customer demand. She sells for cash and often on credit, to a mixed clientele, at the marketplace as well as out of her home. With this loan, Mrs. Hawa plans to earn an average monthly revenue of 40,000 West African francs, which will be used to help her husband and increase her working capital. She hopes to continue collaborating with Soro Yiriwaso.