A loan of $925 helped a member to buy millet for making pancakes.

Nyetaa Group's story

The six members of the Nyetaa group are married women living mainly in monogamous families. On the average, they are 42 years of age with four children. They all live in the Missira neighborhood in Ségou region (the fourth administrative region of Mali). They know each other as neighbors and relatives as well as through their local business activities. They work as vendors selling millet, fish, traditional “pagnes” fabric and potatoes. With the goal of bolstering their business capital, the group members have decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their sixth solidarity loan cycle. Mrs. Djominé (the one seated on the right in the photo) is a well-known vendor of pancakes of all kinds in Missira. She plans to use her loan to buy three bags of millet from her supplier at the big market. She sells for cash and on credit, out of her home and in her neighborhood, to a customer base composed of men, women and children. Thanks to this loan, Mrs. Djominé hopes to achieve an average monthly revenue of 30,000 West African francs, which will be used to help provide for her children’s needs and increase her working capital.

In this group: Djomine, Bintou, Neh, Fatim, Tènè, Ina

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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