A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy rugs and home furnishings.

Danaya Group's story

The Danaya group is made up of married women and widows who have an average age of 45 and, on average, 5 children. They all live in large, traditional families in the town of Fana, in Koulikoro region (the second administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

These ladies know each other as family, neighbors and friends. They sell rugs, second-hand clothing and home furnishings. They are on their third group loan.

Rokia, the lady sitting on the left of the photo, plans to buy ten rugs and some home furnishings which she will re-sell on credit to local government workers.

Rokia hopes to make an average monthly profit of 50,000 francs. She will use some to cover her family's needs and will re-invest the rest in her business.

In this group: Mamou, Mariam, Rokia, Korotoumou, Fatoumata, Assa

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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