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A loan of $600 helped a member to buy food products.

Djedouma Group's story

The women in the Djedouma group are 30 years old on average, and have an average of five children. They all live in traditional extended families in Santoro, one of the neighbourhoods in the cercle of San (in the 4th administrative region of Mali).

The women are all related and are involved in trading food products, such as condiments, and other goods.

Having successfully repaid all their previous loans, the women in the Djedouma group are requesting their 4th solidarity loan. Sali, pictured standing on the far left, will use her loan to buy one can of cooking oil, peppers, fresh tomatoes, onions, aubergines, baskets of cereal grains and some baskets of fruit and vegetables.

The women buy their supplies in San. They sell their goods in San and in surrounding markets to individual customers for cash or on credit. Their clientele includes both men and women.

They are hoping to make a monthly average of 20 000 CFA francs, which will be spent on healthcare, food, school fees and reinvesting in their businesses.

In this group: Sali , Mamou , Djeneba , Mariam , Bintou, Fatoumata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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