A loan of $1,700 helped a member to purchase clothing.

Danaya Group's story

The Danaya group is made up of married women with an average age of 42 years and an average of 3 children each. They all live in traditional extended families in the village of Fala Sidibela, in the Massigui community in the Dioila area of the Koulikoro region (the second administrative region of Mali.) The women came to know each other as relatives, neighbors, and friends.

The women are in the business of selling cereals and clothing. The group is on its second group loan.

Korotoumou is the woman pictured first on the right hand side of the photo, and is in the business of selling "pagnes" (the traditional bright colored cloth of western Africa.) She plans to purchase 50 "pagnes" from sellers in Massigui in order to resell them at the market and from door to door to a customer base made up of both men and women. She hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 60,000 francs CFA. This will be reinvested in her business. She plans to diversify her business by selling other types of clothing.

In this group: Mariam , Korotoumou, Mariam Madou , Sali
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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