A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy ingredients for her restaurant business.


Keleya Group's story

The women of the Keleya group have an average age of 35 and, on average, 2 children. They all live in traditional extended families in Santoro in the town of San/Segou (the 4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women got to know each other via family relationships and they buy and sell various products including prepared food. Having correctly repaid their previous loans, the women of the Keleya group are on their 12th group loan. Mata, the woman standing on the far right in the picture, plans to use her loan to buy 100 kilos of rice, 60 kilos of fonio, 50 kilos of onions and 10 packets of Maggi stock cubes for her restaurant business. She gets her supplies locally. She sells her meals, often on credit, to a retail clientèle made up of women and men. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 35 000 francs, some of which will be spent on healthcare, food and clothing, and the rest of which will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Mata , Lala , Fati , Koro , Ada
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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