A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy meat.

Allamine Group's story

Allamine is a group in the Benkadi association in Tiele. It is made up of 6 women who are all friends and relatives. They are all married, have an average age of 30 and 3 children on average. They are involved in various businesses such as buying and selling food supplies and clothing, and the restaurant business, like Kodie, who is sitting on the left.

The group members live in large traditional families in Tiele, a town in the Baguineda sub-prefecture (Koulikoro region, Republic of Mali). They have been involved in small-scale business for several years and are much sought-after in their respective businesses. In order to satisfy the growing demands of customers, they decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan programme three years ago. This is their fifth solidarity loan.

Kodie is well-known in Tiele and very good at buying and selling meat. She will use the loan to buy a large quantity of meat from butchers in Tiele to resell in her restaurant as steak, kebab and stew. She sells to individuals for cash, and her customers are men and women. She hopes to make a monthly profit of 50,000 CFA francs, which will allow her to repay the loan and reinvest in her business.

In this group: Kodie , Mah , Mariam , Djeneba , Haby, Anna

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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