A loan of $875 helped a member to buy fresh cow's milk.

Sy-Segou-00504 Group's story

The Sabali group is composed of 6 women - 3 from monogamous households, and 3 from polygamous ones. With an average age of 39, and on average 5 children per woman, they all live in the village of Douga Wêrê in the rural district of Sakoïba, in the Ségou region (the fourth largest administrative region of Mali). They came to know one another as neighbours, through their families, and via their income generating activity in the village. All the woman in the group are engaged in the retail trading of cow's milk in various forms (fresh milk, curds, cream, butter and yoghurt).
With a view to increasing their capital, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their seventh successive group loan. Sanata (the lady seated second from the left in the photo) is a significant fresh milk seller in all its forms (fresh milk, curds, cream, butter and yoghurt), in and around the village of Douga Wêrê. She intends to use her loan to by 500 litres of fresh milk from the local farmers.
She sells the products, for both cash and credit, locally and in the neighbouring villages to a customer base of men, women and children. With this loan, Sanata hopes to generate an average monthly profit of 35,000 FCFA which will be used to re-invest in the business, and to cover the household's daily living expenses. Sanata intends to grow the size of her business in this partnership with Soro Yiriwaso.

In this group: Sanata , Djènèba , Mamou , Kadia , Kadia , Setou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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