A loan of $1,425 helped a member purchasing condiments.


Jolidenw Group's story

The women of the Jolidenw group are all around 40 years old, married with three children, and live in large extended families in the village of Marka-Coungo, in the municipality of Fana, the Koulikoro region (the second largest administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They met through friends and family and sell cosmetics, condiments, fruit and peanut butter for a living. The women are on their fifth microfinance loan.
Matoukoune K., a member of the group, aims to use her loan in order to buy packets of condiments.
She generally sources her goods from wholesalers at the Bamako and Marka-Coungo markets, and sells her wares from home or at the markets for cash or credit sales to a customer base composed of men and women. She aims to generate an average monthly profit of 20,000 FCFA, some of which will be used to meet her family's needs, and the rest will be reinvested in the business.

In this group: Kadia , Sitan , Bintou , Maïmouna , Fatoumata , Matoukoune, Kadiatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne



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