A loan of $1,075 helped a member to purchase cereals.


Sebeke Group's story

The members of the Sebeke group, all married women, are on the overage 43 years old, with three children. They all live in traditional extended families in the village of Welabougou, Diola pPefecture, Koulikoro Region (the second administrative region of Mali). They know each other as relatives, neighbors, and friends. Their business is […text missing—Translator’s note]. The members of the Sebeke group are on their first solidarity laon with Soro Yiriwaso. Aminata D. plans to use her loan to purchase two 100-kg bags of cereals from local farmers as well as from nearby villages, on a weekly basis. She sells daily out of her home and at the marketplace, for cash and on credit, to a customer base composed of men and women. She plans to achieve an average monthly income of 40,000 West African Frabcs, which will be used to cover healthcare, food, and school expenses for her children, with part of the money set aside for her business.

In this group: Yama , Tenin , Alimata , Aminata, N’Dja , Sanata , Oumou , Abha , Sata , Aminata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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