A loan of $200 helped a member to buy and resell jewelry.

Laîdou Group's story

The women of the Laïdou group, all married, average 35 years of age and 3 children. They all live in extended traditional families in the village of Belekonobougou, in Dioïla Prefecture (Koulikoro Region, second administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

They got acquainted through bonds of kinship, neighborhood, and friendship. They buy and sell jewelry, fish, peanuts and soap. They are seeking their first group loan from Kiva's partner, Soro Yiriwaso.

AMINATA F. intends to buy jewelry from resellers in Wakoro village on a weekly basis. She sells daily at her home, for cash and on credit, to a clientele comprising mostly women.

She foresees turning an average monthly profit of XOF 10'000 (ca US$ 20), to be used to pay the loan installments and her children's expenses.

In this group: Minata, Sanata, Minata, Alima, Aminata, Flaba Moussokoro

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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