A loan of $300 helped a member to buy groundnuts.


Indou Group's story

Married and mainly living in monogamous families, the 10 women of the Indou group have an average age of 38 and, on average, 3 children. They all live in the village of Gachi, in the Ségou region (fourth administrative region of Mali) and got to know each other thanks to neighbourly and family relationships, and marriage. They buy and sell second hand clothing, fruits, cereals (millet, fonio), groundnuts and couscous and sell prepared food. The group decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso in order to increase their business, and are on their second group loan cycle.

Rokia (the woman sitting second from the left in the picture) is a large reseller of groundnuts in the village. She plans to use her loan to buy a bag of groundnuts at the market in Gouassola. She makes her sales for cash or credit, door-to-door, to a clientèle mostly made up of women. Rokia hopes to make an average monthly profit of 5 000 francs, part of which will be reinvested in her business and part of which will be used to supply the household with condiments.

In this group: Ramatou , Rokia , Minata , Madina , Yah , Wassa , Maman , Nah , Djelika , Fakouma
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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