A loan of $275 helped a member to purchase fresh milk.


Laïdou Group's story

The five women of the Laidou group are all married and have an average age of 36. They each have 5 children and they live in large traditional extended families in the village of Wela. It is located in the prefecture of Konobougou in the region of Segou (the fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

They are known to each other through family, as neighbors and through friendships. They have various business types including a restaurant, milk sales, and clothing sales.

The women of the Laidou group are on their first group loan and it will be used to purchase milk, condiments, cereal grains, and articles of clothing.

Nah D. plans to purchase 60 liters of milk from the Fulani of Baroueli and the surrounding areas, almost on a daily basis. She sells from her house, either fresh or curdled, completing the sales in cash or credit to a clientele made up of women and men.

She expects to earn a monthly income of 10 000 FCFA which will be used to repay this loan, to supply the needs of the family, and the remaining portion will be used to reinvest back in the business.

In this group: Oumou , Bah Zie , Minata, Nah , Djomine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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