A loan of $550 helped a member to purchase sesame.

Deme Group's story

The women of the Deme group are all married, and are on average 43 year-old with six children. They all live in traditional extended families in the village of Bekobougou, in the Fana sub-prefecture of the Koulikoro region (second administrative area of the Republic of Mali).
They met through relations of kinship, neighborhood, and friendship. They are in the retailing business for miscellaneous items.
This is the second group loan for the women of the Deme group; they will use it to purchase sesame, root vegetables, wheat flour, and cattle. ASSITAN C. is planning on purchasing bags of sesame seeds from local dealers. She sells at the village, and accepts immediate or deferred payment; her customer base comprises both men and women.
She is expecting to make an average monthly profit of FCFA20,000 which she will use to pay back her loan, pay her contributions to social ceremonies, with the remainder to be reinvested in her commercial activity.

In this group: Tata, Awa Amadou, Assitan, Mama, Fatoumata Lassine, Awa, Koro, Bintou, Sata, Rokia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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