A loan of $575 helped a member to buy clothing.

Danaya Group's story

The women of the Danaya group are all married, average 52 years of age, and have six children. They all live in traditional extended families in the village of Yolla, in the Fana prefecture, in the region of Koulikoro (the second administrative region of the Republic of Mali).
They know each other through family ties, as neighbors and as friends. They are in the business of selling clothing and food condiments.
The women of the Danaya group are on their fifth joint loan.
MINATA C. plans to buy children’s and adult clothing from the dealers in Fana. She makes her sales in the village, for cash and on credit, to a clientele of men and women.
She foresees making an average monthly profit of 15,000 CFA which will be used to make payments on her loan and to make contributions to social ceremonies, with the remainder being reinvested in her business activities.

In this group: Minata, Gnagale, Awa, Wassa, Tata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold

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