A loan of $225 helped a member to buy wheat flour and oil.


Djekafo Group's story

The Djekafo group is made up of married women with an average age of 30 and, on average, 4 children who all live in extended traditional family settings in the village of Massoukou, 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 snacks (made using wheat flour) and charcoal. The women of the Djekafo group are on their 3rd loan.

Djelika, standing on the left in the picture, plans to buy 10 kilos of wheat flour and 2 litres of oil which will be used to make snacks to be sold during market days in Marka Coungo, to women and men. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 15 000 francs, part of which will be used to take care of her family's needs and part of which will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Badoussou, Bah , Nakoro , Djelika
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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