A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy milk.


Danaya Group's story

The nine members of the Danaya group are married women living in extended traditional families. On average, they are 37 years old and they have five children each. They live in the village of Cinzara, in Ségou (fourth administrative region of Mali), and they know each other as neighbors and through ties of marriage and kinship. They buy and sell all types of milk. To increase their working capital, the group members joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution. This is their first group loan. Mrs. Djeneba (sitting first from the right) plans to use her loan to buy 300 liters of fresh milk from the farmers’ co-ops of San. She boils the milk and sells it at retail for cash or credit to a clientele consisting of both men and women. Mrs. Djeneba hopes that this loan will help her to earn an average monthly profit of 60,000 CFAF, which she will reinvest in her activity and use to cover the household expenses.

In this group: Alima , Awa , Djeneba , Awa , Aïssatan , Oumou , Binta , Awa , Korotimi
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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