A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy vegetables.

Danaya Group's story

The women in the Danaya group are 26 years old on average, and have an average of three children. They all live in traditional extended families in Sienso, one of the neighbourhoods in the cercle of San (in the 4th administrative region of Mali).

The women are all related and are involved in trading food products, such as condiments, and other goods.

Having successfully repaid all their previous loans, the women in the Danaya group are requesting their 13th solidarity loan.

Beman, pictured second from the left, is intending to use her loan to buy peppers, fresh tomatoes, aubergines and other baskets of vegetables.

The women buy their supplies in San from farmers from the surrounding villages. They sell their goods in San and at local stalls to individual customers for cash or on credit. Their clientele includes both men and women.

They are hoping to make a monthly average of 50 000 CFA francs, which will be spent on healthcare, food, school fees and reinvesting in their businesses.

In this group: Beman, Mamou, Tenin, Oimou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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