A loan of $2,075 helped a member to buy pagnes (cloth in wax and brocade).


Danaya Group's story

Made up of seven married women, the members of the Danaya group live mostly in traditional families and are on average forty years old and have three children. They all live in the city of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali) and met through family ties, marriage, and their neighborhood.
The members of the group have small businesses, selling incense, wood, ginger, and pagnes (wax and brocade cloth).
With the goal of growing their businesses, the members of the group joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their eleventh group loan cycle.
Madame Aminata (third from the left in the photo, back row) is the pagne seller in the group. She counts on using her loan to buy four wax pagnes and two brocade pagnes.
She stocks up at the wholesaler's and sells retail, for cash and credit, at home and at the market, to a clientele made up of men and women. Madame Aminata counts on making an average monthly profit of 45,000XOF through the loan, which will be used to reinvest in her business and to help her husband with some of the family's spending.

In this group: Aminata , Assan , Dala , Fatoumata , Mah , Mahawa, Chata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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