A loan of $225 helped a member buying peanuts.

Wassa Group's story

The women of the Wassa group, all married, are on average 32 years old, have 3 children and all live in traditional extended families in Missiritou, in the subprefecture of Fana, Koulikoro region (2nd administrative district in the Republic of Mali).

They met through family connections and sell cakes, macaroni, grains and peanut butter.

This is the first group loan for the women of the Wassa group and Sadio C., of the group, plans to use her loan to buy several sacks of peanuts in order to make peanut butter.

Sadio usually gets her supplies in Dioïla and the surrounding area, from small country farmers, and conducts her sales there as well, wholesale, retail and credit, in the Dioïla market and in nearby markets, to a customer base made up mostly of women.

Sadio believes she will see an average monthly profit of 20,000 CFA francs, which will be used for the daily expenses of her family and the rest will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Dady, Sadio, Fanta, Djelika, Kadia, Djeneba, Wassa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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