A loan of $1,175 helped a member to purchase fabric..


Kotognogotala (L’Entente) Group's story

Kotognogotala is a group of women from Koutiala who know each other well and live in large traditional families with their husbands, children, and other relatives.On average they are 34 years old, married, and have at least 4 children. This group of women have businesses in textile, soap, gumbo in plastic, and hairdressing etc. To expand their activities,the members of the group decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso credit programme two years ago.This is their fourth group loan. Magnini Dante is a member of the Kotognogotala group, she sells knitted bed sheets. She plans to use her loan to purchase pieces of fabric for the composition of bed sheets.She buys her products from wholesalers at the market in Koutiala.She sells her articles retail, for cash at Koutiala market, from home, and on an itinerant basis to a varied clientele.She is much in demand for she is gifted in her work. Whereas the other members of the Kotognogotala group each hope to make a profit of 120 000FCFA from this loan, Mme Magnini plans to make 180 000FCFA. In addition to the repayment of the loans, they use part of the income to cope with personnel expenses and some to enlarge their businesses.

In this group: Korotoumou , Ramata , Nematou , Magnini
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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