A loan of $1,825 helped a member to purchase condiments to sell.

Danaya Group's story

The nine members of the group DANAYA are essentially married women averaging 32 years of age and thee children each. The women live for the most part in monogamous families in Ouayerma I, a working-class district in Sikasso City. They are on their 13th loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso for meeting the needs of their customers.

KAMBA does commerce in condiments in this group of women. She is the one standing in the middle in the photo. She intends to use her loan to purchase 5 boxes of tomato paste, a box of Maggi bouillon cubes, and a bag of table salt, which she sells retail locally for cash at her home.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 25,000 francs CFA. Part of the profits will be used to repay the loan and cover the interest, and the other part will go toward her savings.

In this group: Aminata, Rokia, Salimata, Kadia, Jakeline, Salimata, Mamou, Mariam, Kamba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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