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Total loan: $1,650
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Balimaya Group

Mali
Fana , Mali / Retail

A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy 2 boxes of hair extensions, 3 boxes of creams, 4 boxes of perfumes, a dozen ready to wear clothes for men, and bed sheets.


Balimaya Group's story

The Balimaya group is made up of married women and one single woman with an average age of 28 and, on average, 3 children and who all live in extended, traditional family settings in the town of Fana, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They got to know each other thanks to family and neighbourly relationships, and friendship. They sell clothing, groundnuts, charcoal and drinks. The women of the Balimaya group are on their 6th group loan.

Kadia (first on the left in the picture) plans to buy 2 boxes of hair extensions, 3 boxes of creams, 4 boxes of perfumes, a dozen ready to wear outfits for men and some bed sheets from the suppliers of Cotonou and Burkina, so that she can resell the items in her shop and from her home in Fana. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 75 000 francs, which will be used for her needs (to buy a wedding outfit and matching jewellery). Part of it will also be reinvested in her clothing business.

In this group: Ami , Sata , Fanta , Kadia
*not pictured

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: December 27, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Soro Yiriwaso, a partner of Save the Children

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: December 27, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Soro Yiriwaso, a partner of Save the Children