A loan of $1,500 helped a member to purchase a variety of goods, such as firewood and charcoal, to sell.

Danaya (La Confiance) Group's story

Danaya is a group of women from the first district of Koutiala. They know one another well and live in large traditional families with their husbands, children, and other relatives. They are married and average 40 years of age and four children each. This group of women does commerce in a variety of goods, such as clothing, condiments, and more. To expand their businesses, the group members decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan program. They are on their 19th group loan.

Rabiata is a member of the group Danaya. She is the one sitting in the middle with the items she sells. She intends to use her loan to purchase various products: charcoal and firewood. She procures these items in Koutiala and sells them retail for cash to a diverse customer base at the house and at the market.

While the other members of the group Danaya plan on making an average profit of 175,000 francs CFA each, over the course of this loan cycle, Ms. Rabiata plans on making 190,000 francs. In addition to repaying the loans, the women use part of the revenues to cope with personal expenses and to increase their business capital.

In this group: Rabiata , Djénéba, Sitan , Aby , Nah

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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