A loan of $1,575 helped a member to buy ingredients for restauration.


Djekafo Group's story

The four women of the Djekafo group, the majority of whom live in large traditional families, average 48 years of age with six children each. They all live in the Lafiabougou se San district of Ségou and met through neighbors, their professional activities and relatives. They buy and sell clothes and fish, as well as carrying out restauration activites.

With a view to satisfying their ever-growing and increasingly demanding customer base, the members of this group decided to join Soro Yiriwaso's loan program and are on their 12th group loan, having repaid the previous loans in full.

Kadia, (who is standing on the far right of the photo) excels in the restauration business. She is in great demand in the district of Lafiabougou and its surroundings. She is planning to use her loan to buy ten sacks of wheat flour, ten five-liter containers of oil and firewood. She sells for cash and on a retail basis to a diverse customer base.

With this loan, Kadia is hoping to make an average monthly profit of 52,000FCFA, which will be used to reinvest in her business and to help her husband in providing for the various household needs.

In this group: Kadia , Batoma , Sitan , Madelene

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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