A loan of $800 helped a member to buy soft drinks.

Kotognontala Group's story

The group Kotognontala consists exclusively of married women who are on average 35 years old, have 4 children, and all live in traditional extended families in the town of Fana, Banankabougou neighborhood, Guegneka commune, Dioïla prefecture, region of Koulikoro (second administrative region of the republic of Mali). They met through family, neighborhood and friendship ties. They sell drinks, charcoal and a variety of shop items.

The women of the Kotognontala group are on their 7th loan in solidarity which will be used to buy drinks, charcoal and a variety of shop items.

The client Fatoumata, the first person from the right in the row of seated people, plans to buy about 20 cases of soft drinks with the suppliers in Bamako. She will then resell them at the market in Fana to a diverse and varied clientele.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 30,000 FCFA which will be used for her family's needs and partly reinvested in her business selling drinks.

In this group: Korotoumou, Bintou, Nene, Fatoumata, Ami, Awa, Kadia, Mai

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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