A loan of $625 helped a member to buy 400 kg of yams.

Danaya Group's story

The six members of Danaya Group are mainly married women, who average 35 years of age and 5 children. Most of them live in monogamous families in HAMDALLAYE, a working-class neighborhood in the city of Sikasso, third administrative region of Mali.

The members of the group are seeking their first loan from Kiva's partner, the MFI Soro Yiriwaso, in order to meet customer demand.

Mrs. AOUA, standing in the center in the photograph, is selling yams. She intends to user her loan to buy 400 kg of yams, that she will retail for cash at the Médine market in Sikasso, as well as at her home, to a clientele comprising both men and women.

She foresees turning a monthly profit of XOF 12'000 (ca US$ 24), to be used in part to repay the loan and its interests, and in part to be put away.

In this group: Aoua , Djenebou , Mariam , Maimouna, Oumou , Kadiatou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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