A loan of $2,675 helped a member to buy clothing.


Djekafo Group's story

The eight women of the group Djekafo are all married, and they average 44 years of age and five children. They all live in traditional extended families in Fana City, FANA-COURA district, sub-prefecture of Fana, Region of Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through ties of kinship, community, and friendship. And they do commerce in clothing, beverages made locally, and cosmetics. The group members are on their seventh solidarity loan.

Ms. NAFI SANGARÉ intends to use her loan to buy clothing for children and adults from wholesalers from Fana and often from Bamako. Accepting cash or credit, she makes her sale to a customer base composed of women and men in the city and at the market.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 40,000 francs CFA that will be used to make the loan payments and to help pay for societal ceremonies. The rest will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Mamou , Ami , Nafi , Fatoumata , Foune, Mamou , Alimatu , Sira
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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