A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy vegetables.


Danaya Group's story

The six women in the Danaya group are married with the majority of them living in polygamous households. They average 37 years of age with four children each. They all live in Kalaban Coro in the administrative division of Kati (the Republic of Mali's second administrative region). They got to know each other through neighbors, relatives and their income-generating activities at Kalaban Coro market. The group members have small business selling condiments (garlic, Maggi stock cubes, dried gombo, etc.) and vegetables: tomatoes, aubergines, cabbages, etc.

With a view to expanding their businesses, the group members decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first group loan cycle.

Aminata (the woman sitting on the far right of the photo) is a significant vegetable seller at Kalaban Coro. She plans to use her loan to buy 11 baskets of tomatoes, six sacks of round cabbages, a basket of parsley and celery. She gets her supplies in Bamako from stallholders in various places. She resells for cash at Kalaban Coro to a customer base made up essentially of women. Aminata hope to make an average monthly profit of 50,000FCFA with this loan and will use the profits to reinvest in her business and provide for her family's needs.

In this group: Aminata , Kadidia , Diatou , Adiaratou , Mariam , Fatoumata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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