A loan of $850 helped a member to buy smoked fish for resale.

Mougnou Group's story

The women of the Mougnou Group are all around 40 years old, and have an average of four children. They live in traditional, extended families in the town of Bla, in the fourth-largest, administrative region of the republic of Mali.

The women know one another through family ties, and buy and sell foodstuffs and smoked fish, and run restaurants.

This will be the second group loan for the women.

Rabiatou (sitting on the left of the photo) will use her loan to buy baskets of smoked fish. She buys her supplies from wholesalers in Bla, and sells to men and women for cash or on credit.

Rabiatou expects to earn a monthly average of 10,000 francs CFA, and she will use her earnings for health expenses, food, clothes, school fees and the rest will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Rabiatou, Mansa, Ramatou, Bintou, Sarata, Djeneba, Djeneba, Awa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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