A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy ingredients with which to prepare meals.


Djekafo Group's story

The women of the Djekafo group have an average age of 49 and, on average, 7 children and all live in extended traditional families in Lafiabougou, in the town of San (the 4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). These women got to know each other thanks to family and neighbourly relationships and they buy and sell condiments and prepared food. The women of the Tiessiri group are on their 15th group loan, having correctly repaid the previous ones.

Kadia, the first woman on the left in the picture, plans to use her loan to buy 100 kilos of rice, 2 50-kilo bags of onions, a 50-kilo bag of wheat flour and 15 litres of oil. She gets her supplies in San. She makes her sales locally for cash and often credit to a clientèle made up of women and men. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 50 000 francs, part of which will be spent on healthcare, food, clothing, lodging and education expenses, and the rest of which will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Kadia , Batoma, Sitan , Madelene

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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