A loan of $1,100 helped a member to purchase peanuts.

Deme Group's story

The women of the group Deme, composed exclusively of married women, average 50 years of age and four children each, all living in traditional extended families in the village of Dibida, in Commune de Kalake, Préfecture de Baroueli, Région de Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women know one another through ties of kinship, community, and friendship. They do commerce in condiments, charcoal, and grains, and they work in food service. They are on their fourth solidarity loan.

This client, Sitan, who is sitting in the middle in the photo, intends to purchase 5 sacks of peanuts, which will be shelled and sold in Fana City. She plans on making an average monthly profit of 35,500 francs CFA that will be reused in her business and for covering family expenses.

In this group: Assitan, Mamou , Mamou , Mariam, Maya , Moussokoro, Sadio

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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