A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase condiments.

Danaya Group's story

Made up of just four married women, the DANAYA group's members live in traditional families and have an average age of 36 and on average three children each. They all live in the city of Kolondièba (a borough in the third largest administrative region of Mali), and met through family links, the neighbourhood and marriage. The group members are local traders - selling shoes, soaps, juices and condiments. With the objective of increasing their capital, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on the second round of their mutual loan.
Kadia (second on the left in the photo) is the group's condiment salesperson. She intends to use her loan to purchase one container of palm oil, five kilos of shea butter, one bag of salt and a half carton of tomato concentrate. She buys her supplies from wholesalers in the surrounding villages, and makes her sales in retail quantities - for both cash and credit - from her home and in the market, to a mixed clientèle. Kadia intends to generate an average monthly profit from this loan of 20,500 FCFA - which will be used to invest in the business, and to assist her husband with some of the family's expenses.

In this group: Rokia , Rouky , Mama , Kadia

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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