A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy cereals.


Danaya Group's story

Danaya is a group of eight women who know each other through family and neighborhood ties. Their average age is 45. Married with six children, they engage in different businesses such as the sale of apparel and cereals like Ami, the person sitting on the chair in front. They live in large traditional families in Dalabala in the sub-prefecture of Selingue in the region of Sikasso in the Republic of Mali. They have been in business for the past few years and are very sought-after in their work. In order to satisfy the needs of their growing customer base, the group members decided to join Soro Yiriwaso's loan program. They are on their fourth group loan. Ami who is president of the group and very well-known in Dalabala, excels at the sale of cereals. She plans to use her loan to buy 10 bags of rice and corn. She stocks up in Dalabala and nearby and sells her cereals in Dalabala retail for cash and credit, to customers who are male and female. She hopes for a monthly profit of 35,000 FCFA which will enable her to repay her loan and reinvest in her business.

In this group: Ami , Aminata, Awa , Sanata , Fanta, Mamou , Sata , Mama

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh



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