A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy kitchen utensils.


Danaya Group's story

The Danaya group is made up of 6 women who are all married and have an average age of 32 and, on average, 4 children. They all live in traditional, extended families with their husbands, co-spouses, brothers and sons in the district of Massablacoura, in Bougouni town. They got to know each other through neighbourly and professional relationships, and friendships. They joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to strengthen their financial capacity, so that they could better do business. They are on their 8th loan and the previous loans have been correctly repaid.

This group of women sells kitchen utensils via Maimouna. She is the third from the left in the picture. She buys and sells kitchen utensils and plans to use her loan to buy 10 dozen plastic cups in Bamako. She makes her sales at the market and at home, for cash or credit, to a clientèle mostly made up of women. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 40 000 francs, part of which will be reinvested in her business and part of which will be used to repay the loan.

In this group: Maimouna , Mariam , Minata , Kadia , Chata , Mamou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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