A loan of $300 helped a member purchase of condiments for selling cooked food.

Kotognontala Group's story

The women of the Kotognontala group, all married, are on average 41 with three children, and they all live in traditional extended families in the village of Fatiana, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro Region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali.) They know each other because they are related, and they sell condiments, vegetables, and fresh fish. The women of the Kotognontala group are on their first solidarity loan.

MAFILY D., a member of the Kotognontala group, intends to use her loan to buy condiments for the preparation of cooked food for sale. She buys her condiments generally in Nangola and surrounding areas and sells right there, at the market of Nangola and at weekly markets in the area, for cash or credit, to a clientele composed of women and men. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 17,500 F CFA which will be used for day-to-day family expenses, reinvesting any remainder in her business.

In this group: Sata, Cecile, Diomine, Koumba, Yanty, Kadiatou Hamidou, Yama, Mafily, Salimata, Mafoune Kassoum

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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