A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy néré fruits.

Danaya Group's story

The DANAYA group consists of five married women and one widow. On average, these women are 48 years old and have four children each. They live in extended traditional families with their husbands, co-wives, brothers and sons, in the Massablacoura neighborhood of the city of Bougouni. They know each other through neighborhood, friendship and business ties.

They have joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to strengthen their financial capacity and to better run their businesses. This is their fourth loan with the institution. Their three previous loans have been duly repaid.

These women, including Kebe (the featured borrower), sell condiments. In the photo, Kebe is the only woman sitting. She plans to use her loan to buy 1,500 kg of néré fruits from wholesalers in Bougouni. She sells her merchandise at the market and from home, for cash or on credit, to a retail customer base which mostly consists of women.

Kebe is expecting to make an average monthly profit of 60,000 CFA francs which will be reinvested in her business and also used to repay her loan.

In this group: Kebe, Bibatou, Sitan, Fatoumata, Raboua, Maimouna

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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