A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy fruit.


Dambé Group's story

Dambé is a group of women from Koutiala who all live in large traditional families with their husbands, children, and parents. They are on average 32 years old, married, and have five children on average.

This group of women engage in diverse business activities such as medicine, fruits and vegetables, second-hand clothing, and more.

To increase the size of their businesses, the members decided to parter with Soro Yiriwaso's loan program. They are on their third group loan.

Rokia is a member of the Dambé group and is on the far right in the photograph. She sells fruit.

She would like to use her loan to buy five cartloads of bananas from producers. She sells them for retail and credit from home and in the market to a diverse and varied clientele.

While the other Dambé group members will achieve a monthly profit of 136,500 FCFA each during the course of this loan cycle, Rokia expects to earn 160,000 FCFA.

In addition to loan repayment, they will use a portion of their income to take care of personal expenses and increase their working capital.

In this group: Chitan, Mariam, Rokia, Habi, Chitan Solo, Djene

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Brianne S



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