A loan of $825 helped a member to buy bazins for resale.


Danaya Group's story

The members of the group Danaya live in extended traditional families in San, in the circle of SAN, region of Segou (4th administrative region of Mali). They average 32 years of age and two children each, and they know one another as neighbors and through ties of kinship. They work in small trade, buying and selling various merchandise such as calebasses (large bowls made from dried gourds), clothing, etc. This is their 13th group loan, and all past loans were repaid without incident.

KADIA FOUNE (first standing from the left) plans to use her loan to buy 50 pieces of bazin. She buys her stock from Bamako wholesalers, and she conducts her sales at retail from her home and at the market in San, cash or credit, to a clientele consisting mainly of women.

She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 25,000 FCFA, which she will use to repay the loan and to cover expenses relating to healthcare, food and tuition. Any remainder will be reinvested in her activity.

In this group: Kadia Foune , Korotimi , Sitan , Assetou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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