A loan of $1,025 helped a member purchase of calabashes.

Konotieyelen Group's story

The women of the Konotièyelen group, all married, are on average 45 years old with six children. They all live in traditional extended families in the city of Konobougou, Barouéli prefecture, Ségou Region (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

They are acquainted through the bonds of kinship and friendship. They sell condiments, clothing, and calabashes.

The women of the Konotièyelen group are on their eleventh group loan, which will be used to buy condiments, clothing, and calabashes.

Alimata N. buys calabashes at the market and from growers in Barouéli. She sells door-to-door and at the Fana and Dioïla markets, making cash and credit sales to a clientele that includes both men and women.

She plans to make an average monthly profit of 20,000 CFA, which will be sued to pay the loan payments and make contributions for social ceremonies. The remainder will be reinvested in her calabash business

In this group: Mariam , Alimata , Oumou , Salimata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robin Clochard

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