A loan of $525 helped a member to buy ingredients for catering.

Sonkoma Group's story

The group Sonkoma consists of married women who are on average 35 years old and have 3 children and all live in extended traditional families in the town of Wakoro, region of Koulikoro (second administrative region of the republic of Mali). They met through family, neighborhood and friendship ties. They sell poultry, little ruminants, smoked fish and condiments and do catering.

The women of the Sonkoma group are on their fifth loan in solidarity.

The client Kadia, the second person from the left in the row of seated people, plans to buy 5kg of onion powder, one package of Maggie cubes, 2kg of salt and rice from the resellers of Nangola which will be prepared into dishes and sold on the spot and to the clients of the fair.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 10,000 FCFA which will be used for the needs of her family and partly reinvested in her catering business.

In this group: Alima, Baye, Alima, Kadiatou, Djeneba, Kadiatou, Sali, Sata, Magne, Kadia

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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