A loan of $450 helped a member to buy charcoal.

Wilikateme Group's story

The women in the Wilikateme group are all married and are on average 31 years old with 4 children. They all live in traditional extended families in the village of Massoukou, in the Fana prefecture, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know each other through family, neighborhood and friendship ties. They are engaged in truck farming and charcoal and condiment sales. The women in the Wilikateme group are on their second solidarity loan which will be used to buy charcoal and condiments. The first loan was repaid without any problem.
SALIMATA plans to buy 30 sacs of charcoal from retailers at the Marka-Coungo market. She sells her products in the village of Massoukou and at the Marka-Coungo market, in cash or credit, to a clientele composed of men and women. She anticipates making an average monthly profit of 15,000 CFA which will be used to make the loan payments and the remainder will be invested in her truck farming business to diversify her business.

In this group: Kadiatou, Sitan, Wawa, Magnama, Dasson, Mamine, Salimata, Assitan

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea

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