A loan of $325 helped a member to buy rice for resale.

Bolodombolo Group's story

The six women of the group called Bolodombolo are married, mostly in monogamous families. They have an average age of 35 and on average two children each. They all live in the village of Bamanan-Zambougou in the region of Ségou (fourth administrative region of Mali) and they met through ties of neighborhood, kinship, and through their money-earning activities in the village. They sell cereals, milk and condiments. Wishing to grow their working capital, the members of the group decided to work together with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first solidarity loan.

Madame Bah (the woman standing on the far right of the photo) intends to use her loan to buy one sack of rice wholesale from the farmers in Konodimini. The resale will be done for cash and credit from her home and in Konodimini to a clientele composed mainly of women. Madame Bah hopes to make an average monthly profit of 20,000 f CFA with this loan which will be used to cover the needs of her children and to grow her working capital.

In this group: Bah, Hawa, Djelika, Djelika, Kadiatou, Kadiatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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