A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy food condiments.

Finesse Group's story

The women of the Finesse group are all married and are, on average, 33 years old with 5 children. They live in large traditional families in the city of San (Ségou region, republic of Mali). They know one another through ties of community and kinship. They operate food preparation businesses and sell condiments, clothing and miscellaneous items. These businesses are very profitable for the women's group. Kotimi T. sells food condiments from her home and intends to use her loan to buy 2 bags of cooking salt, 1 carton of maggi cubes, 1 carton of tomato paste, and 2kg of pepper, onions and garlic. She expects to make a monthly profit of 18,500 CFA while other members expect to make a monthly profit of 17,500 CFA francs each, a sum that will enable them to repay the loan, help their husbands and reinvest in the business.

In this group: Moye, Nana, Nana, Djene, Mama, Kotimi, Baténin

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea

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