A loan of $725 helped a member to purchase 'pagne' cloth.


Kotongnontala Group's story

The group Kotongnontala is composed of married women, who average 50 years of age and six children each, all living in traditional extended families in Dioïla, in the Tripano district, Commune de Dioila, Préfecture de Dioila, Région de Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women know one another through ties of kinship, community, and friendship. They do commerce in clothing, condiments, honey, and vegetables.

The women of the group Kotongnontala are on their first solidarity loan, which will be used to purchase their merchandise.

This client, Mossodje, who is standing in the middle in the photo, intends to purchase 12 lengths of 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa) from wholesalers. The goods will be sold in Dioïla. She envisions making a monthly profit of 20,000 francs CFA that will be used to cover family expenses and pay back the loan.

In this group: Karidiatou, Assetou , Rokia, Moussokoura , Tata , Awa , Moussodje

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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