A loan of $600 helped a member to buy second-hand clothing.


Nieta Group's story

The Nieta group is made up of married women, who average 30 years of age with six children each and who all live in traditional extended families in the Fana-coura district of Fana in the Koulikoro region (the Republic of Mali's second administrative region).They got to know each other as relatives, neigbors and friends. Their activities include restauration and the sale of cosmetic products, condiments and soaps. The women in the Nieta group are on their third group loan.

The customer Mamou, who is standing on the far left of the photo, is planning to buy a bale of second-hand clothing from wholesalers in Bamako and she will resell the clothes on a retail basis to a customer base made up of women and men.

She expects to make an average monthly profit of 20,000FCFA, which will be used partly to provide for her family's needs with the rest being reinvested in her business.

In this group: Mamou , Assan , Binta , Salimata , Mamou , Fanta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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