A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy cereals..


Heremakono Group's story

The group Heremakono is made up of married women who are on average 38 years old, have 4 children and all live in traditional extended families in the town of Zebougou, commune of Massigui, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the republic of Mali).

They met through family, neighborhood and friendship ties. They sell cereals and do catering.

The women of the Heremakono group are on their sixteenth loan in solidarity.

The client Oulematou, the person in the middle in the row of those standing, plans to buy 250 kgs of cereals (local rice and mil [African cereal]) from the resellers on the spot and in Massigui during the days of the fair. She resells retail in the town to a clientele made up of women and men.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 45,000 FCFA which will be used for the needs of the family and partly reinvested in her business selling cereals.

In this group: Aminata , Oulematou, Aminata Sidiki , Fatoumata , Korotimi Yaya
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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