A loan of $1,575 helped a member to buy some pagnes.


Danaya Group's story

The eight women who compose the DANAYA group are all married in extended traditional families. They are, on average, 38 years old and have four children each. They all live in the village of Cinzara, in the Segou region (fourth administrative region of Mali), and they know each other through neighborhood, marriage or family ties. They are essentially involved in buying and selling milk in its different forms, and also fabrics.

In order to boost their businesses, the members of the group have joined Soro Yiriwaso, and this is their second solidarity loan.

Aya (first from the right in the front row) is planning to use her loan to buy 10 pieces of "Fancy print" pagnes (African printed wax cloth) from shopkeepers in the town of San. She sells for cash or on credit to a retail group of customers consisting of men and women. She sells her goods in Cinzara and other markets.

Aya is expecting average monthly profits to reach 40,000 CFA francs. She will use her profits to reinvest in her activity and to meet the needs of her family.

In this group: Djeneba , Koumba , Domba , Salimata , Alima, Korotimi , Aya , Alima

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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