A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase cosmetics for resale.

Djekafo Group's story

The four women of the Djekafo Group are all married and live mainly in monogamous families. They have an average age of 30 years and and average of two children. They live together in the Missira district of Ségou (the fourth administrative region of Mali). They know one another through ties of commerce, kinship and marriage. The members of the group are merchants of cosmetics, firewood and shoes. In order to increase their business capital, the members have collaborated with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first group loan.

Bintou (shown in the photo standing on the far right) is known in the Missira district for the quality of the cosmetics and other products she sells. She plans to use the loan to buy several packs of hair extensions, pomades, and artificial nails from her supplier in Bamako. She retails her merchandise for cash and credit to a diverse and varied clientele. With the help of this loan, Bintou hopes to earn an average monthly income of 22,000 FCFA which she plans to reinvest into her business so as to increase her purchasing power.

In this group: Bintou, Fatoumata, Augustine, Fatoumata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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