A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy produce.


Kanouya Group's story

The women in the Kanouya group are 42 years old on average, and have an average of five children. They all live in traditional extended families in Tominian (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 Kanouya group are requesting their 8th solidarity loan.

Bemadete, pictured second from the left, is intending to use her loan to buy one can of cooking oil, peppers, fresh tomatoes, onions, aubergines, and baskets of cereals and other vegetables.

The women buy their supplies in Tominian. They sell their goods in Tominian to men and women customers for cash or on credit. In the future, Bemadete is hoping to buy a refrigerator so she can sell juice and other drinks.

The women 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: Djeneba , Bemadete, Mamou , Kanan , Kadiatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight



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