A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy condiments.

Laidou Group's story

All married with traditional extended families, the eight women of the Laidou Group have an average age of 38 and seven children. They all live in the city of Tènè in the Ségou region (the 4th administrative region of Mali) and know each other from neighborly, marriage, and familial ties. They sell condiments, grains, and miscellaneous items.
In trying to increase the size of their business, they have turned to Soro Yiriwaso, with whom they have their sixth solidarity loan.
Mrs. Tata (the 1st person standing on the left) hopes to use the loan to buy: four sacks of salt, five boxes of concentrated tomatos, and three baskets of spices (peppers, fièfiè, and pepper) from the wholesalers at the San market. She sells her goods for cash, retail, and for credit, to a client base made up of men and women.
With this loan, Mrs. Tata hopes to make a monthly profit of 30,000 FCFA which will be reinvested in her business and used to take care of her family's expenses.

In this group: Mariam, Sali, Tata, Fatoumata, Minata, Badji, Awa, Pata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Manuel Carreiro

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