A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy cereals, soaps, pagnes (highly colourful and decorative West African clothing), shoes and beauty products.


Djekafo Group's story

The Djekafo group is made up of 4 married women who have an average age of 43 and, on average, 3 children. They live in traditional extended families in the district of Niebala in Bougouni town. They got to know each other via neighbourly relationships, friendships and business. They joined the Soro Yiriwaso MFI in order to strengthen their financial capacity so that they can better do business and are on their 13th loan. The previous loans have been properly repaid. This group of women sells various items.

Nabintou, the woman standing on the left in the picture, plans to use her loan to buy cereals, soaps, pagnes (highly colourful and decorative West African clothing), shoes and beauty products from the wholesalers in Bamako. She makes her sales at the market and door-to-door for cash or credit to a varied retail clientèle. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 40 000 francs which she will reinvest in her business and use to repay her loan.

In this group: Nabintou, Alima, Djenebou, Chata
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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