A loan of $625 helped a member to buy potatoes.

Danaya Group's story

The four members of the Dabata group are all married women averaging 38 years of age with four children. They live mainly in polygamous families in Ouayerma I, a working class district of the town of Sikasso. They are on their third loan with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution, with the goal of meeting customer demand.

Fanta, wearing a red outfit, is a group member who sells potatoes. She plans to use her loan to purchase about 400 kg [882 lbs] of potatoes. She stocks up in villages near Sikasso. She sells at the big market of Sikasso near the central roundabout, as well as out of her home to a customer base composed of both men and women, for cash.

She plans to achieve an average monthly income of 32,500 West African francs, a part of which will be used to repay her loan with interest and the rest put away as savings. Her goal is to increase her sales volume and better meet customer demand.

In this group: Fanta , Sali , Afou , Fati

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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