A loan of $625 helped a member to purchase a sufficient quantity of ingredients for condiments (vegetable-based sauces): onions, oil, garlic, tomatoes, eggplants and salt.

Kokadje Group's story

The six women of the Kokadje Group are married, living for the most part in monogamous households. They have an average age of 43 years and and average of four children. They are living in the village of N’djebougouni in the region of Ségou (fourth administrative region of Mali). They know one another through ties of vicinity, kinship and through their small businesses in the village. They are merchants of condiments (vegetable-based sauces), calabash gourds, and rice. With the goal of increasing their business capital, the group decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their second group loan cycle.

Balakissa (shown standing second from the left in the photo) is a great merchant of condiments (vegetable-based sauces) of every type in the village of N'djebougouni and its surrounding areas. She plans to use her loan to buy a sufficient quantity of ingredients for condiments: onions, oil, garlic, tomatoes, eggplants and salt, from her supplier in Ségou. She resells her merchandise for cash, both at the market and from her home, to a clientele composed mainly of women. Balakissa hopes to earn an average monthly income of 20,000 Francs CFA with this loan, which will be used to pay for the children's needs and to increase her business capital.

In this group: Alimata, Rokia, Alimata, Balakissa, Alimata, Kadiatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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