A loan of $400 helped a member to buy chicken eggs.


Danaya Group's story

The four women of the Danaya group are married mostly into polygamous families, average about 44 years old, and on average have three children. They all live in the Hamdallaye neighborhood of Segou (4th administrative region of Mali) and know each other through business in the Medine Segou market. They sell a variety of goods (toothbrushes and toothpaste, combs, mirrors, chicken eggs, ground nuts, and fire wood). In order to increase their business funds, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their 11th loan cycle as a group.

Kadiatou (the woman standing in the middle of the photo) has a good reputation for selling quality chicken eggs in her neighborhood and in the Medine Segou market. She plans to use her loan to buy 33 trays of eggs from Segou chicken farmers. She will resell [the eggs] for cash and credit to a mixed group of customers. With this loan, Kadiatou hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 30,000 francs CFA, which will be used to reinvest in her business and to ensure the care of her children.

In this group: Assetou , Oumou , Wassa , Kadiatou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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