A loan of $750 helped a member to buy canaris (earthenware) for resale.


Danaya Group's story

The five members of the group Danaya are married women who live in nuclear families. They average 47 years of age and two children each. They all live in the district of Bagadadji, in the city of Ségou, and they know one another as neighbors and coworkers, and trough ties of kinship. They buy and sell canaris (earthenware vessels), watermelons, kitchen utensils and wax pagnes. To satisfy the needs of a growing customer base, the group joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance program, with which they have started their 3rd group loan cycle. Djènèbou (standing first from the left) is a leading seller of various pottery items. She plans to use her loan to buy 200 canaris from local craftspeople. She will sell her stock at retail, for cash or credit, to a clientele consisting mainly of women. She conducts her sales from her home and at the big market of Ségou. She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 40,000 FCFA, which she will use to reinvest in her activity and to cover some of the household needs.

In this group: Bawa , Alimata , Korotimi , Kiatou , Djènèbou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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