A loan of $1,975 helped a member to buy sheep.

Kankelentigui Group's story

The ten women in the Kankelentigui group are married and the majority live in polygamous families. They average 38 years of age with five children each. They all live in the Kanadjiguila district of Commune IV of Bamako (the capital of Mali) and know each other through relatives and their income-generating activities in Kanadjiguila market. The members of the group have businesses selling plastic kitchen utensils, condiments (shallots, garlic,
jumbo seasoning, palm oil, groundnut paste, mustard, ..) and small ruminants. With a view to increasing their capital, the group members decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first group loan.

Nina (standing on the far right) is a significant seller of all types of small ruminants. She is planning to use her loan to buy four sheep in Niono. She resells for cash and on credit from home and in Kanadjiguila market to a primarily male customer base. With this loan she hopes to make an average monthly profit of 50,000FCFA, and, as is the case for all the other women in the group, this will be used to reinvest in her business.

In this group: Kadia, Salimata, Djènèbou, Nina, Assanatou, Nassira, Sira, Tata, Aichata, Djènèba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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