A loan of $325 helped a member purchase of cereals and condiments.

Kotognontala Group's story

The women in the Kotognontala group are all married, have an average age of 36 years old, an average of four children and all live in extended traditional families in Zagnenabougou, the subprefecture of Fana, in the Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They got to know each other through their businesses and via relatives, and they trade in cereals, kitchenware and food condiments.

The women in the Kotognontala group are on their fourth group loan, which will be used to buy four bags of cereals and condiments for catering purposes. They get their supplies of cereals from local wholesalers, and their condiments are purchased at neighboring fairs. They sell locally and in surrounding fairs, on a retail basis for cash and on credit, to a customer base made up of women and men. They are expecting to make an average monthly profit of 35,000 FCFA, which will be used to cover expenses relating to health, food and school fees; the balance will be reinvested in their business.

In this group: Fatoumata Dji, Niagalie, Korotimi, Bintou, Awa, Sali, Mah, Kadiatou, Mariam, Lala

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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