A loan of $675 helped a member to purchase soft drinks, wheat flour, and various other merchandise.

Makotekokoumana Group's story

The members of the Makotekokoumana group are married women with an average age of 31 and each has 2 children. Each lives with her husband and her children in large traditional families in the village of Timpana, a prefecture of Dioila, Koulikoro in Mali. They all met through neighbours and through family. Their business is various types of sales (cakes, clothing, shoes, jewelry, fresh fruits and vegetables etc.)

This group of women are members of the microfinance institution called Soro Yiriwaso (Kiva Field Partner) and their hopes are to strengthen their businesses. They are currently on their second loan, after having successfully repaid their first.

With this loan they will purchase 5 sacks of wheat flour, 3 sacs of sugar, 4 cases of Bramali softdrinks and a large quantity of assorted merchandise (shoes, jewelry etc.)

The majority of the products are purchase in Mamako (capital city of Mali) and they are resold in Timpana in the Dioila market to a varied clientele.

They hope to see an average of 20 000 FCFA in revenues per month which will be paid to pay the interest of the loan, to provide for the needs fo their respective family and to invest in their business.

Their collective wish is to improve their business by exploring other income generating activities, such as the sales of cereal grains.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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