A loan of $825 helped a member to buy vegetables.


Danaya Group's story

The Danaya group is made up of four married women, most of whom live in polygamous families. On average, they are 38 and have five children. They all live in Kalaban Coro, which is the administrative centre of an area in Kati (the second administrative region of Mali). They know each other through being neighbours, relations and traders at the local market.

The members of the group are involved in the small-scale trading of garnishes (garlic, Maggi condiments, dried okra, etc.) and vegetables (tomatoes, aubergine, cabbages, etc.). In order to increase their business funds, the members of the group have decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and this is their first solidarity loan cycle.

Mamou (pictured on the far left) sells vegetables. She will use her loan to buy ten baskets of fresh tomatoes and five sacks of cabbages. She buys her supplies at a market in Bamako from stallholders who come from places such as Kati, Sikasso and the area around Bamako, according to the best offers. She then sells on her goods to individuals at her local market. The majority of her customers are women.

Mamou hopes that with this loan she can make an average of 30,000 CFA francs per month, which she will use to reinvest in the business and meet her family’s needs.

In this group: Habi , Sira , Mamou , Dikeli

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight



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