A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy ingredients for her catering business.

Djekafo Group's story

The women in the Djekafo group are 46 years old on average, and have an average of six children. They all live in traditional extended families in Lafiabougou, one of the neighbourhoods in the town of San (in the 4th administrative region of Mali).

The women are all related and involved in various business activities. This includes trading food products, such as condiments, and catering.

Having successfully repaid all their previous loans, the women in the Djekafo group are requesting their 13th solidarity loan. Kadia, pictured on the far left, will use her part of the loan to buy food supplies to use in her catering business. She will buy three sacks of flour, two 20-liter cans of oil, a bag of onions and other essential ingredients.

The women buy their supplies in San and the surrounding villages. They sell prepared dishes in San to both men and women customers.

They are hoping to make a monthly average of 75 500 CFA francs, which will be spent on healthcare, food, school fees and reinvesting in their businesses.

In this group: Kadia , Madeline , Sitan , Batoma

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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