A loan of $1,300 helped a member to purchase fruit.


Danaya. Group's story

The four members of the Danaya group are all married women who are 36 years old with 2 children each. They live in polygamous families in Mancourani, one of the most popular quarters of Sikasso town (the third largest administrative region of Mali). They are on their ninth loan with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance organisation in order to better meet their customers' demands. Assetou T. is a member of the Danaya group and sells fruit for a living. She intends to use her loan to purchase four baskets of oranges, 20 bunches of bananas, 5 crates of apples and around thirty papayas. She sources her goods from Sikasso town and from the neighbouring areas, and re-sells them at the Mancourani market in Sikasso, as well as selling to her family. She takes cash sales from a customer base is made up of men and women. She aims to generate average monthly profits of 65,250 FCFA; some of this will be used to pay back her loan and its interest, and the rest will be put aside as savings.

In this group: Assetou , Sali , Nabesse , Kadia
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne



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