A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy and sell calabashes.


Djekadi Group's story

All married and living in traditional extended households, the women of the "Djekadi" group are on average 35 years old with six children. They all live in the town of Kimparana in the Ségou region (the fourth administrative region of Mali) and know each other through neighbourhood and family links. They run businesses buying and selling cereals and various items.
With the goal of expanding their business, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their 11th solidarity (group) loan.
Ms. Sanata (standing first from the left and dressed in an orange damask outfit) intends to use her loan to buy four cases of calabashes (with 70 calabashes per case). She gets her supplies at the grand market fair in Bla. She makes her sales at retail in cash to a clientele composed mainly of women at the market day fair in Yangasso and at home on regular days.
With this loan, Ms. Sanata hopes to realize an average monthly profit of 43,000 FCFA, which will be used to reinvest in her business and take care of the household expenses.

In this group: Afou , Mama , Djeneba , Sanata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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