A loan of $1,075 helped a member buy potatoes.

Djekafo Group's story

Mostly married in monogamous households, the five members of the Djekafo group are on average 42 years old with five children. They all live in Dravela Bolibana, one of Bamako's districts, and became acquainted through neighborhood ties and their income-generating activities at the Dravela Bolibana market.

Group members trade potatoes, powdered milk, cosmetics and condiments. To increase their stock-in-trade, the group decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first group loan cycle.

Ms. Sadio (first person standing on the right in the picture) is a great vendor of potatoes. She intends to use her loan to buy 15 bags of potatoes in Bamako. Retail sales are conducted at the market to a clientele composed mostly of women.

With this loan Ms. Fatoumata hopes to achieve average monthly profits of 60,000 CFA francs, to be reinvested in the business and used to meet household needs.

In this group: Fatou , Ami , Awa , Fily , Sadio

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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