A loan of $1,025 helped a member to purchase clothing.


Nieta Group's story

The women of the group Nieta, which is composed of married women and widows, average 35 years of age and four children each, all living in traditional extended families in Fana City, in Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women know one another through ties of kinship, community, and friendship. They do commerce in clothing, secondhand clothing, condiments, and cosmetic products.

The women of the group Nieta are on their third loan.

This client, MAMOU, the second person from the left in the photo, intends to purchase 10 lengths of Wax 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa) and 10 lengths of damask from Bamako wholesalers. She will then sell them locally from the house, by going door to door, and in Fana City.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 50,000 francs CFA that will be used to meet family needs. Part of the profits will be reinvested in the clothing business.

In this group: Awa , Mamou , Fanta , Konimba , Djeneba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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