A loan of $1,350 helped a member purchase of cereals and condiments..


Djekafo Group's story

The members of the Djekafo group are married women of an average age of 46, with an average of four children. They live with their husband and children in large traditional families in the village of Fantombougou, in the subprefecture of Fana,which is found in the Koulikoro region of the Republic of Mali. They met through neighbours and through their business activities. They are working with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance organisation in the hope of having constant financial support for their business activities. The women are on their tenth group loan and all previous ones have been successfully repaid. They intend to use their new loan in order to buy a large volume of cereals and food condiments. The condiments are usually bought in bulk at the Bamako market, and the cereals are bought from the village and neighbouring areas. Everything is sold at the market to customers who come from Bamako for their cereals, and condiments are sold to local residents. The women hope to make an average monthly profit of 50,000FCFA each; profits are distributed between food, health and business activities.

In this group: Mamou , Mah , Awa , Maï
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne



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