A loan of $850 helped a member to buy food products.


Yeredon Group's story

The eight women of the "Yèrèdon" group are married and mostly live in monogamous households. They are on average 29 years old with four children. They all live in the town of Diakoro, in the Ségou region (4th administrative region of the Mali). They know each other through neighbourhood and family connections and from their income-generating activities in town. They run small businesses selling cereals, yams, shoes, soap, and flour. With the goal of increasing their capital, the group members decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first solidarity (group) loan cycle. Ms. Fatoumata (the woman standing all the way on the right in the photo) is a major retailer of flour and couscous in the town of DIakoro. She intends to use her loan to buy 50 boxes of couscous and 20 kg of flour locally. She makes her sales in cash at the town market and at home to a diverse clientele. Ms. Fatoumata hopes to realize an average monthly profit of 21,500 FCFA with this loan, which will be used to provide for her children and expand her business.

In this group: Kadia , Nènè , Kadia , Assata , Fatoumata Daouda , Fanta , Yah , Fatoumata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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