A loan of $1,025 helped a member to purchase plastic kitchen items.


Danaya Group's story

The Danaya Group is made up of five married women living mainly in polygamous households. They have an average age of 40 years and an average of six children. They all live in the neighborhood of Sabalibougou in the district of Bamako. They know one another through ties of vicinity and through their businesses in the Sabalibougou market. The members of the group are merchants with small businesses selling dried fish, palm oil, produce (potatoes), plastic kitchen utensils and used clothing. In order to increase their business capital, the group has decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and are currently on their first group loan cycle.

Awa (shown seated in the center of the photo) sells plastic utensils of all types in Sabalibougou. She plans to use this loan to buy a parcel of items consisting of buckets, cups, ladles, plates and kettles. She purchases her merchandise in Bamako and resells it in Sabalibougou and by traveling to her clientele (composed mainly of women) for cash and on credit.

With this loan, Awa hopes to earn an average monthly revenue of 30,000 Francs CFA. She will use her income to reinvest in her business and to maintain her children while in this partnership with Soro Yiriwaso.

In this group: Aminata , Maimouna , Sali , Awa , Mariam
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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