A loan of $925 helped a member purchase of ingredients for a restaurant.


Kotognontala Group's story

The Kotognontala group is mostly composed of married woman, with one single. The women are on average 34 year-old, with an average of 2 children. They all live in traditional extended families in the city of Dioïla, the prefecture of the Koulikoro region (the second administrative region of the Republic of Mali).
They met through business and neighborhood proximities and work in food service, clothing retail, bridal dress rental and bridal makeup services.
This is the fourth solidarity loan requested by these women of the Kotognontala group.
Fatouamata D., who excels in food service, intends to use her loan to purchase two 100-kilo (220 lb) bags of rice, several kilos of tubers (potatoes and yam) and condiments packets for restaurants.
She procures her stock locally and often in Bamako as well, for rarer products. She retails locally in her Dioïla restaurant, selling cash to a clientele of women and men.
She plans on an average monthly benefit of 30,000 CFA francs to be used for her family everyday expenses, with the remainder being reinvested in her trade activities.

In this group: Djeneba , Sali, Gogo , Awa , Maïmouna , Fatoumata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler



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