A loan of $1,000 helped a member to purchase small ruminants.


Djekafo Group's story

Djekafo is a group composed exclusively of married women, who average 40 years of age and three children each, all living in traditional extended families in the village of Tomba, in Région de Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They women know one another through ties of kinship, community, and friendship. They do commerce in small ruminants, vegetables, soap, and grains. The women of the group Djekafo are on their third solidarity loan.

This client, FATOUMATA ZOUMANA, the second person seated from the right, intends to purchase 3 small ruminants from Nangola retailers and then resell them locally in the village to a customer base composed of men and women.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 20,000 francs CFA that will be used to meet family needs. Part of the profits are reinvested in the commerce of small ruminants.

In this group: Maïmouna Issa , Maï Zoumana, Fatoumata Zoumana , Awa Nana , Dialia , Matou Finmang , Barro , Awa Baba , Alimata Nouhoum , Mariam Chaka

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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