A loan of $525 helped a member to buy fish and tiéké (a cassava-based food).


Kibaroudouman Group's story

The women of the Kibaroudouman group are all married and are 36 years old on average with 2 children. They all live in traditional extended households in the town of Marka-coungo, in the Fana sub-prefecture of the Koulikoro region (the second administrative region in the Republic of Mali).
They know each other through neighbourhood, familial, and social relations. They sell clothing, firewood, fish, tiéké (a cassava-based food), and beans.
The women of the Kibaroudouman group are on their second solidarity (group) loan, with their first one having been repaid properly.
Batoma D., one of the group members, intends to buy 100 kg of tiéké and 30 kg of fresh fish. She makes her sales every day at the market and at home, in cash and on credit, to a clientele composed of consumers and caterers.
She envisages realizing an average monthly profit of 40,000 FCFA, which will be used to pay the loan costs and to take care of the family expenses, with the remainder being reinvested in her business.

In this group: Fatoumata , Batoma, Fatoumata, Nafi , Wassa

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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