A loan of $500 helped a member to purchase smoked fish.


Dolo Group's story

The group Dolo is composed of married women and one widow, who average 39 years of age and four children each, all living in traditional extended families in the village of Diarani, in Commune de Wacoro, Prefecture de Dioïla, in Région de Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women know one another through ties of kinship, community, and friendship. They do commerce in smoked fish, soap, and peanuts, and they work in food service. The women of the group Dolo are on their third solidarity loan.

This client, LALA, the second person standing from the right in the photo, intends to purchase 2 baskets of smoked fish from retailers at the Nangola market on nearly every market day. She resells locally in the village to a customer base composed of men and women.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 15,000 francs CFA that will be used to meet family needs. Part of the profits are reinvested in the commerce of smoked fish.

In this group: Alimata , Awa Yaya , Lala, Coumba , Gnine , Minata , Rokia , Magne Tieflo , Mamou , Nana

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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