A loan of $2,025 helped a member to purchase beans for her restaurant.


Danaya Group's story

The group Danaya is composed of married women, who average 47 years of age and four children each, all living in traditional extended families in the village of Massigui, in the Sirifila district, Commune de Massigui, Préfecture de Dioîla, 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 grains, clothing, and condiments, and they work in food service.

The women of the group Danaya are on their 21st solidarity loan, which will be used to purchase grains, clothing, and condiments and some beans for the restaurant business.

This client, Sali, who is sitting at the right in the photo, sells beans each Wednesday at the fair. She intends to use her loan to purchase 100 kg of beans and 10 kg of shea butter. In addition to the market, she sells day and night out of her home. She envisions making an average weekly profit of 21,000 francs CFA, which is 84,000 francs a month. This profit will be used to expand her sales table and to build a small store.

In this group: Tenin , Kortoumou, Nene , Mafanta , Sali

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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