A loan of $400 helped a member to buy potato tubers.


Djekadi Group's story

The women of the Djekadi group are all married women with an average age of 24 and, on average, 4 children, and who mostly live in extended, traditional family environments in the town of Fana, the main town of the commune of Guegneka, in the Koulikoro region (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They got to know each other thanks to family and neighbourly relationships, and friendships. They sell potato tubers, cereals, perfumes, condiments, clothing and milk. The women of the Djekadi group are on their first group loan with Soro Yiriwaso.

Nana, the second person from the left in the picture, plans to buy 7 sacks of sweet potatoes and 3 sacks of yams from the farmers of Beleko, N’Golobougou and Massigui, so that she can sell them locally to a retail clientèle made up of women and men. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 20 000 francs, a part of which will be used to take care of her family's needs, and a part of which will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Nematou , Henriette , Kadiatou , Nana
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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