A loan of $975 helped a member purchase of clothes and shoes.


Danaya Group's story

The Danaya group is made up of three married women and one single woman, who average 35 years of age with three children each and all live in traditional extended families in the town of Fana, in the prefecture of the same name, which lies in the region of Koulikoro (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They met through relatives and neighbors and are active in the sale of clothes, womens' and mens' shoes, condiments etc. The women in the Danaya group are on their twelfth group loan, and the eleven previous loans have all been repaid in full. Djeneba T., one of the members of the Danaya group, is planning on using her loan to buy a large quantity of mens' and womens' clothing as well as shoes for children. She gets her supplies in Bamako and sells them locally in the market at Fana and in surrounding fairs, for cash on a retail basis, and on credit, to a customer base made up of men and women. She is expecting to make an average monthly profit of 45.000FCFA, which will be used for everyday family expenses; the balance will be reinvested in the clothing and shoe business. .

In this group: Noumou , Fifi , Bintou , Djeneba
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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