A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy clothing.


Kankelentigui Group's story

The five members of the Kankelentigui Group are married women with an average age of 39. They have an average of five children. They mostly live in monogamous families in the Babemba area, one of the new neighborhoods in the city of Sikasso, the 3rd largest administrative region of Mali. In order to better satisfy their customers' needs, they are on their tenth loan with Soro Yiriwaso, the microfinance organization. Ms. Dounaba sells clothing and she is the first person (from left to right) in the photo. She plan to use her loan to buy 15 pieces of "pagne" fabric and five pieces of "bazin" fabric that she will resale retail for cash at her family home to a clientele of mostly women. She plans to earn an average monthly profit of 87,500 FCFA, which will be partially used to repay her loan and interest and partially saved.

In this group: Dounaba , Awa , Aminata , Djenebou, Haby
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh



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