A loan of $325 helped a member to buy beans and shea butter.


Danaya Group's story

The Danaya group is composed of married women and one widow. They have an average age of 36 and, on average, 3 children and all live in extended traditional families in the village of Massoukou, Marka Coungo commune, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They got to know each other thanks to family and neighbourly relationships, and friendships. They sell sweets (made from beans), shea butter and paddy rice. The women of the Danaya group are on their 4th group loan. Koudedja, standing in the middle of the back row in the picture, plans to buy 50 kilos of beans and 2 kilos of shea butter so that she can make sweets which will be resold at the roadside during market days, to women and men. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 11 000 francs, part of which will be used to take care of the family's needs and part of which will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Koudedja , Mouma , Sitan , Fatoumata, Soukoura , Mah
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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