A loan of $575 helped a member purchase of various articles for re-sale.

Djekafo Group's story

The Djekafo group belonging to the Horonya Association is composed of 10 women, all married, from the town of Tominian, Ségou region, fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali. They live in traditional families and have an average age of 31 and on average, 6 children each.

The women of this group have been selling various small items such as rice, fish, cloth, soap, dried beans, etc. in Tominian for about 17 years.

In order to make their businesses more productive, the member of the Djekafo group decided to join the loan program of Soro Yiriwaso this year. They are on their first loan with the institution.

This loan will be used to buy items for resale from local wholesalers. Their commercial businesses bring in a good income for the Djekafo members who sell their goods for cash, retail, and for credit to a diverse and varied clientele.

Each of the members of the Djekafo group expects to make a monthly profit of 10,000 to 15,000 F CFA which will be used to reimburse the interest on the loan and for current family expenses.

In this group: Haoua , Jeanne , Sanata , Weta , Batoma, Djeneba , Alima , Fanta , Sainte , Samouhan

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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