A loan of $500 helped a member to buy the materials necessary for making clay pots.


Mogoyankan Group's story

The Mogoyankan group is made up of 5 married women who live in traditional, nuclear families and have an average age of 29 and, on average, 4 children. They all live in the town of Kolondieba (the prefecture of the 3rd administrative region of Mali) and got to know each other thanks to family and neighbourly relationships, and marriage. The group members are small retailers and sell pottery containers used for transporting water. They have joined Soro Yiriwaso in order to increase their business and are on their 5th group loan cycle.

Ramatou (in the middle of the picture) is one of the group members who sells pots. She plans to use her loan to produce some pots (including spending money on the transportation of the clay, bundles of sticks and labour wages). She gets her supplies from the riverbank and makes her sales for cash or credit, door-to-door and at the market, to a retail clientèle made up of men and women. Thanks to this loan, Ramatou expects to make an average monthly profit of 10 500 francs which will be reinvested in her business and used to support her husband with some of the family expenses.

In this group: Mamou , Minata , Mariam , Diarata, Ramatou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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