A loan of $425 helped a member buying plastic ware.

Lolo Group's story

The women of the group Lolo are all married and average 40 years of age and five children each living in traditional extended families in Dioïla City in the region of Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through ties of kinship and community. And they do commerce in plastic kitchen utensils, condiments, and peanuts.

The women in the group are on their first solidarity loan. Wouleye F., who became specialized in plastic ware, intends to use her loan for buying plastic kitchen utensils. She stocks up for the most part in Bamako. And she sells locally at the Dioïla market and at the surrounding fairs and accepts cash and credit from a customer base composed of women and men.

She plans on making an average monthly profit of 25,000 francs CFA that will be used to cover day-to-day family expenses, and the rest will be reinvested in the businesses.

In this group: Mapene, Wouleye, Mondje, Mariam

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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