A loan of $2,000 helped a member to purchase wood coal.

Sarakognouman Group's story

The women of the group named Sarakognouman are all married. On avarage they are 50 years old and they have 2 children each. They live in large traditional families in the village of Djinina in the Fana and Koulikoro region (second administrative region in the Republic of Mali). They are known through their family and through neighbours. They sell wood coal, milk, and cereal grains. They are on their thirteenth loan.

Mamine T. of the Sarakognouman group will use her loan to purchase a large quantity of wood coal.

She buys her product from the coal producers in the village and surrounding areas and she resells in the village and in the market in Fana. She completes her sales in case, in wholesale and in credit, to a clientele made up of women and men.

She foresees a monthly earning of 100 FCFC which will be used to cover her family's daily expesnes and the rest will be reinvested back into the business.

In this group: Ami , Ami , Djelika , Nene , Assan , Mamine, Sira , Coumba

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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