A loan of $850 helped a member to buy and resell cereals.

Djekadi Group's story

Djekadi is a group made up of four married women from Kimparana, in the SAN prefecture, Ségou Region (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali), who live in large traditional families. They got acquainted through community ties and kinship, and average 39 years of age and six children. They sell food condiments, cereals, and calabashes. The members of this group joined the credit program of Kiva's partner, Soro Yiriwaso, five years ago, and are now seeking their ninth loan.

AFOU C. has been selling cereals for several years, and gets her supplies from producers in small villages. She sells semi-wholesale to resellers who travel to the weekly fair in Kimparana.

With her loan, she will buy one ton of pearl millet, half a ton of corn, and 15 sacks of bean. AFOU C.'s clientele comprises both men and women. She sells for cash and on credit.

She intends to turn a monthly profit of XOF 31'000 (ca US$ 62), that she will use to repay the loan, provide for her family's needs, and reinvest in her business to expand it.

In this group: Afou , Mama , Djeneba , Diarha

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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