A loan of $950 helped a member purchase of clothes.


Danaya Group's story

The Danaya group is made up of five women from Tominian (the fourth largest administrative region of Mali) who met through family and neighbours. They are all around 42 years-old, married with four children on average. They are involved in various business activities: selling various products, clothes and condiments. In order to upscale their business, the members have decided to seek a second loan from Soro Yiriwaso.
The women in the Danaya group source their goods from San and Bobo, and sell them at the Tominian market and in the surrounding villages.
A group member called Mariam B. takes the ferry between Tominian and Burkina in order to trade her goods. She buys and sells silk and bed linen. She hopes to use her loan to purchase 5 rolls of silk and 6 dozen bedsheets, and aims to generate monthly loans of 42,000 FCFA and the other women aim to generate 39,000 FCFA. Apart from repaying the loans they will use part of their revenue to see to their family's needs.

In this group: Marie , Mariam , Mariam , Fanta , Assetou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne



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