A loan of $475 helped a member purchase of various articles for re-sale.


Djekafo Group's story

The four members of the Djekafo group belonging to the Miniankaton association are all married women from the town of Tominian, a prefecture of the Ségou region (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They live in traditional families and have an average age of 30 and on average, at least 6 children each.



The women of this group sell various small items in Tominian, such as foodstuffs, underwear, etc. In order to make their businesses more productive, the members of this Djekafo group decided to join the loan program of the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso, with whom they are on their first loan.



This loan will be used to buy a large quantity of various condiments and cereals for resale. They buy from local wholesalers and from farmers and make their sales retail and for cash, at the big open-air market of Tominian, to a clientele composed essentially of women.



Each of the members of the Djekafo group expects to make a monthly profit of 15,000 to 22,000 F CFA which will be used to reimburse the interest on the loan and for current family expenses.

In this group: Ami, Kanou, Gnire, Alima

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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