A loan of $800 helped a member purchasing fruits.

Kotognontala Group's story

The women who form the Kotognontala group are all married, averaging 35 years of age with four children, and live in traditional extended families in the town of Massigui Prefecture of Dioila, Region of Koulikoro (the second administrative region of Mali). They know each other as relatives and neighbors. They cook food for sale and retail clothing and fruits. The Kotognontala group members are on their 15th group loan, having repaid the previous 14 loans without any issues.

Awa C. buys her stock of fruits from the sellers at the weekly Massigui market. She sells retail out of her home and at the Massigui market, for cash and on credit, to a customer base composed of women and men. She plans to achieve an average monthly income of 30,000 West African Francs, which will be used for repaying the loan and covering healthcare and food expenses, with the rest reinvested in her business.

In this group: Machitan Bah , Awa , Diarha , Nene
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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