A loan of $800 helped a member buy basic ingredients for restaurant business.

Fayida Group's story

The five women in the Fayida group are all married. On average they are 32 years old with five children, living in large traditional Bobo families (the Bobo ethnic group is found in Mali and Burkina Faso), in the town of Tominian in the Segou Region of the Republic of Mali. They were acquainted through family ties and as neighbours.

They all have practically the same activity which is the restaurant business and trading in culinary condiments. Anou Dembelé is the group’s president and runs a restaurant. This activity provides good income and she is very much in demand.

The Fayida group is requesting their second group loan from the institution and Anou intends to use her part to buy - locally in Tominian - bags of rice and a large quantity of culinary condiments for her restaurant business. Anou sells a variety of food preparations in her restaurant located at the roadside in the very centre of Tominian .

Her customers are for the most part student schoolteachers from “l’Institut de Formations de Maîtres (IFM)” and public service officials. She hopes to attain monthly profits of 25,000 FCFA which will be used to reimburse the loan and deal with daily family expenses. Anou’s wish is for a larger loan so that she can open a second restaurant.

In this group: Anou, Fatoumata , Sanihan , Massaran , Véronique

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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