A loan of $975 helped a member to purchase spices for food.

Laîdou Group's story

The women of the group Laïdou, all married, are 38 years old on average, have 4 children and live in large traditional families in Warassala village, in the Fana sub-prefecture, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through parental, neighborhood and friendship ties. They sell condiments (such as cabbage), various boutique items, and soaps. The women of the Laïdou group are on their sixth loan and Sitan Bagayoga, who is a member of the group, expects to buy spices from the re-sellers at the Fana market, to then re-sell it on a day-to-day basis there in the village, for cash and credit to a customer base made up of men and woman. She plans to make an average monthly profit of 20,000 FCFA which will be used to pay back the loan and to contribute to social ceremonies, while the rest will be re-invested in her business of selling spices.

In this group: Bakoro, Sitan, Wassa, Mah, Fatoumata, Fatoumata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz

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