A loan of $375 helped a member to buy fowl and condiments.


Kolaban Group's story

The Kolaban group is made up of married and widowed women. On average, they are aged 36 years, with four children, and all live in traditional extended families in the city of Wakoro, the administrative center of the commune, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They met through family ties, neighbors, and friendship. The customer Makoro, the second person from the left in the row standing up, counts on buying a dozen fowl and condiments from the resellers in the area, and selling these products to customers in the village. She envisages making a monthly profit of 15,000XOF which she'll use for her family's needs, reinvesting a portion in her business selling poultry and condiments.

In this group: Djamatio , Rokia , Salimata , Makoro , Flaba , Foune , Bibata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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