A loan of $425 helped a member to buy plastic utensils..


Danaya Group's story

The eight women who make up the Danaya group are all married within monogamous households. On average, they are 35 years old and have four children each. They all live in the Darsalam neighborhood of the fourth administrative region of Mali and know each other through neighborhood, marriage and family ties. They are involved in small retail business, selling plastic utensils, soap and various types of cow milk (fresh milk, curdled milk, yoghurt).

The members of the group have joined Soro Yiriwaso in order to increase their businesses, and they are on their twelfth solidarity loan cycle.

Nafi, standing first from the left in the photo, is an important seller of various utensils in Darsalam. She plans to use her loan to buy several dozen of plastic utensils. She resells her merchandise for cash or on credit to a customer base which mostly consists of women.

With this loan, Nafi hopes to make an average monthly profit of 10,000 CFA francs which will be reinvested in her business and also used to take care of her children.

In this group: Nafi , Massan , Oumou , Sali , Aminata , Tayebatou , Rokiatou , Awa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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