A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy milk.

Baara Group's story

The ten women of the Baara group all live in polygamous families. They average 37 years old with 4 children each. They all live in the village called Massalawere, in the Ségou region (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They met through neighbors, relatives, marriage, and their businesses in the village.

They sell milk, grains, prepared food, clothing and cosmetics. With the goal of increasing their business, the group members decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso, and are on their 1st solidarity loan cycle.

Assitan (the woman standing 3rd from the left in the photo) is a well-known milk vendor in the village of Massalawere and the surrounding areas. She plans on using her loan to buy 50 liters of milk. She sells her milk to male and female customers for cash and frequently on credit. Assitan hopes that this loan will enable her to earn an average monthly income of 18,000 CFA Francs, which will be used to pay the schooling fees for her children and to bolster her capital.

In this group: Assitan , Fatoumata , Neta , Oumou , Nah , Ina , Mah , Satou , Minata , Bagnini

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Meredith Rogers

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