A loan of $225 helped a member to buy wheat flour.

Danaya Group's story

The women of the Danaya group are all married, are an average of 37 years old, have two children and live in traditional extended families in the village of Fatiana in the Dioïla prefecture, in the Koulikoro region (the second administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

They know each other through family ties and are in the business of selling condiments, cakes, peanuts and fresh fish.

The women of the Danaya group are on their first joint loan which will be used to buy condiments, peanuts, sacs of wheat flour, and fish.
Fatouma D. of the Danaya group (in the yellow t-shirt) plans to use her loan to buy wheat flour.

She gets her supplies of wheat flour from the traders in Nangola. After making it into cakes, she sells them from her home, at the market of Nangola, and in nearby markets, for cash and on credit, to a clientele of men and women.

She plans to make an average monthly profit of 15,000 CFA which will be used to meet the daily expenses of her family and the rest will be reinvested her business.

In this group: Korotoumou , Sitan , Fatoumata Karim , Salimata Daouda , Fatoumata , Radiatou Adama , Sanata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold

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