A loan of $875 helped a member purchase various products.


Danaya Group's story

The members of the Danaya group, part of the Benkadi Wolemekin association, are married women. Their average age is 27, and they have three children each on average. With their husbands and children, they belong to large traditional extended families. They live in the town of Diolla in the Koulikoro region of the Republic of Mali. To help out their husband, they trade in a variety of items. They are known for their ties to their families and their neighbors. They belong to Soro Yiriwaso, a microfinance institution, in order to put their business on a firmer future footing. Currently, they are on their second group loan. The first one was paid back with no problems. With the next loan, they plan to buy fruit and vegetables in bulk in nearby villages and to buy other miscellaneous items in Bamako. Everything will be sold in Dioïla. Their customers are both women and men. They hope that they will each make 25,000 CFA a month. Part of their earnings will be reinvested in the business, and the rest will pay day-to-day family expenses.

In this group: Madjan , Assetou , Karia , Kiatou , Assitan
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Michael Briggs



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