A loan of $1,325 helped a member to buy pagnes [bright, colorful fabric].


Danaya Group's story

Married mostly into monogamous households, the five members of the Danaya group are, on average, 33 years old and have three children. They all live in Lassa and know each other through neighborhood ties and from business at the Lassa market. The group members engage in small-scale commerce selling wax pagnes, embroidered pagnes, damask fabrics, cosmetics, and artisan goods.

In order to increase their business funds, the group members decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso. This is their second group loan.

Aïcha (the woman standing on the far left in the photo) is a great seller of clothing (wax pagnes, embroidered pagnes, etc.). She plans to use her loan to buy 20 lengths of wax pagnes from Bamako. Sales will be made at retail in a market to mostly female customers.

With this loan, Aïcha hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 60,000 francs CFA which will be used to reinvest in her business and to support her family's needs.

In this group: Ivone , Nanko , Batenin , Aïcha , Fatoumata
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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