A loan of $250 helped a member to purchase peanuts.

Danaya Group's story

The group DANAYA is composed of married women, who average 35 years of age and 4 children each. They all live in traditional families in the village of TONGA, in Commune de Wacoro, Préfecture de Dioila, Région de Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women know one another through ties of kinship, community, and friendship. They do commerce in peanuts, grains, soap, condiments, and 'farine cuite'.

The women of the group DANAYA are on their third solidarity loan. To satisfy the enormous customer demand, they turn to the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso.

For societal reasons, this client, MARIAM, the second person standing from the right, has been a vendor of peanuts in the village of Tonga for over two years. It is a business she learned from her parents. She intends to purchase 125 kg of unshelled peanuts, which will be shelled to be sold retail to a mixed customer base at the house or at the market. She plans on making a monthly profit of 10,000 francs CFA which will be used to cover family expenses.

In this group: Mama, Gnanti , Magne, Sitan, Sama, Mariam , Mamou , Magne

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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