A loan of $725 helped a member to buy charcoal and firewood.

Djantoyerela Group's story

The women of Djantoyerela Group are all married in traditional families. They have an average age of 39 and 4 children. They all live in the village of Sakoiba, in the region of Segou, the fourth largest administrative region of Mali. They know each other through their revenue-generating businesses and their neighborhood, marriage, and family ties. They are in the business of groundnuts, charcoal, and firewood. In order to buy their merchandise, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their 14th group loan. Ms Ya (first woman standing at the left of the photo) is a seller of charcoal and firewood in the village of Sakoiba. She plans to use her loan to buy 20 bags of charcoal and 10 cartloads of firewood. She sells her goods in Segou for cash to male and female customers. She expects to earn an average profit of 20,000 FCFA. This profit will enable her to take care of some of the needs of her children and her family.

In this group: Aminata , Sata , Natara , Alimata , Hawa , Ya , Aminata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh

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