A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy supplies for her restaurant service.

Kanouya Group's story

The five members of the group Kanoyua are married women who live in extended traditional families in Tominian district No.1 in the region of Segou (4th administrative region of Mali). They average 44 years of age and five children each, and they know one another as neighbors and through ties of kinship. They work in restaurant services and commerce.

To bolster their working capital, the group members joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso. This is their 8th group loan.

Mrs. DJENEBA (standing first from the right and wearing a black and white scarf) has specialized in restaurant services for over ten years. She is in high demand at the big market of Tominian and the surrounding neighborhoods due to her cooking, which is considered excellent by her customers who consist mainly of IFM students (training institute for teachers).

She plans to use her loan to buy five bags of rice, 50 kg of fresh onions, two cartons of tomato concentrate, lots of spices, and three goats as she also serves grilled meat.

She buys her supplies in SAN, and she conducts her sales at retail, for cash or credit, to a clientele consisting of both men and women.

With this loan, Mrs. DJENEBA expects to earn an average monthly profit of 60,000 FCFA, which she will use to reinvest in her activity and to help her spouse with household expenses.

In this group: Djeneba , Bernadette , Mamou , Kadiatou , Maguerite
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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