A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy clothes.

Nafama Group's story

The women of the Nafama group, who are all married, on average are 24 years old with 3 children. They all live in traditional families in the town of Barouéli, Barouéli prefecture, Ségou region (fourth administrative district of the Republic of Mali).They met each other through family connections and they sell clothes and root crops.

The women of the Nafama group are on their eleventh group loan which will be used to buy clothes and root crops. Mamou M. buys clothes from the market in Barouéli. She sells her goods on foot around the different neighborhoods of Barouéli and on the fair day. Sales are made with cash or on credit, to customers who are both women and men. Mamou plans to make an average monthly profit of 40,000 CFA francs which will be used to pay the loan installments, pay contributions towards social ceremonies and the rest will be reinvested in her clothes-selling business.

In this group: Awa , Youma , Magou , Kadia , Mamou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner

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