A loan of $700 helped a member to buy cloth, soap and materials for making incense.


Danaya Group's story

The women of the Danaya group are married women living in nuclear monogamous homes in Sélingué (a sub-district located 140 kilometers from Bamako). On average, they are thirty three years of age and have three children. They know each other by bonds of friendship and professional activities. This group of women excells in the sale of various items. They are on their second group loan after repaying the preceding loan without difficulty. They supply themselves in Sélingué and Bamako (capital of Mali) once a month and sell to Sélingué from a place on the street, on foot in the neighborhoods and to public and private businesses. With this loan they plan to buy, 35 sheets of cloth, 10 boxes of household soap and 40 kilograms of materials for making incense. They sell in the markets of Sélingué and Dalabala to a various and varied clientele. They hope to realize a monthly profit of 26,000 FCFA that will allow them to repay the loan and contribute to the family expenditures.

In this group: Nana Kadia , Assan , Eye , Fatoumata , Chata , Marietou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer B Brown



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