A loan of $625 helped a member buy food condiments.

Kotognogontala Group's story

The six members of the KOTOGNOGONTALA group are married women, on average 45 years old with three children, living in polygamous families in SANOUBOUGOU I, one of the boroughs in Sikasso, in the 3rd administrative region of Mali. This is the first time they collaborate with the Soro Yorowaso MFI to satisfy their customers’ needs.

They conduct several activities, among which the sale of food condiments, cereal mush and medication. Maïmouna C. is one of the group members who trades in food condiments.

Her loan will enable her to buy four packages of food condiments (fresh tomatoes and onions, oil, salt, gombos, pepper, Maggi cubes, tomato paste, etc.). She gets her supplies from the main market in Sikasso and from the surrounding area. The condiments are resold by family members at the SANOUBOUGOU I borough market to women customers, and mainly for cash.

She expects to achieve average monthly earnings of 15,000 FCFA of which part will be put into savings for social use and the remainder invested in her commercial activities.

In this group: Aminata , Adiara , Aminata , Maimouna , Mariam , Sali
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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