A loan of $700 helped a member to buy ingredients for catering.


Doni -Doni Group's story

All married and in large traditional families, the seven women of the Doni-Doni group are on average 36 years old with 4 children. They all live in the village of Sienso in the Ségou region (4th administrative region of Mali) and met through neighborhood and family ties. They buy and sell fish, cereals, clothing, food condiments, fruit and vegetables and do catering.

With the goal of increasing their business, the members of the group joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their third group loan. The two previous loans were repaid without any difficulty. Madam Alimata (the second standing woman from right to left on the photo) is a great caterer in the village of Sienso and its surroundings.

She plans to use her loan to buy 2 bags of mil [African cereal] and a parcel of food condiments at the fair in San. After preparing her dishes, she sells them retail for cash and credit to a clientèle consisting of men and women. With this loan, Madam Alimata hopes to make an average monthly profit of 15,000 FCFA which will be used to reinvest in her business and to take care of the needs of her home.

In this group: Djeneba , Alimata , Méma , Fatoumata , Lala , Djeneba , Ata
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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