A loan of $550 helped a member purchase of ginger, sweet potatoes, and dried beans.


Djekafo Group's story

The five members of this Djekafo group are married women with an average age of 50 and 6 children, on average. They live with their husbands and children in big traditional families in the town of Fana, Fana Coura neighborhood, sous-prefecture of Fana, Koulikoro region, Republic of Mali.



They met because of being neighbors or being related and they sell various items (juice, cereal, cloth, snacks, foodstuffs, etc.) This group of women has been working with Soro Yiriwaso in order to satisfy their clientele which continues to grow from day to day. They are on their second solidarity loan, after having reimbursed the first one.



With this new loan, they expect to buy 2 sacks of 100 kg of dried beans which they will make into fritters, sacks of sweet potatoes for use in making snack foods, and 200 kg of ginger which will be made into juice. They sell these products exclusively in the marketplace of Fana to a clientele composed of women and men.



They each expect to make an average profit of 34,500 F CFA monthly. Part of the profit will be reinvested in their businesses and the rest used for daily family expenses.

In this group: Awa , Fatoumata , Awa , N’Deye , Mamou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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