A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy condiments for resale.

Kayira Group's story

The members of the group Kayira are married women and widows who average 49 years of age and five children each. They all live in extended traditional families in the city of Fana, region of Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know each other as neighbors and through ties of kinship and friendship. They sell condiments, clothing, and rice, and they also run restaurant services.

This is their 14th group loan cycle. WAH, standing in the middle of the group, plans to use her loan to buy two bags of scallions, two bags of onions, one carton of soumbala (a condiment made from néré seeds), 10 kg of gumbo powder, two cartons of smoked fish, two 20-liter containers of oil, and one 25 kg bag of salt from Bamako suppliers for resale from her home in Fana.

She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 90,000FCFA that she will use to provide for her family’s needs. A portion will be reinvested in her condiment sale activity.

In this group: Kadiatou, Mandjan, Nene, Minata, Wah

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