A loan of $500 helped a member to buy condiments.


Danaya Group's story

The 9 women of the Danaya group all live in polygamous families. They have an average age of 46 and, on average, 6 children. They all live in the village of Banakourou, in the region of Ségou (the 4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They got to know each other through neighbourly, family and local business relationships and marriage. They sell condiments, grain and utensils. The group members decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso in order to increase their working capital and are on their 2nd group loan.

Nabary (sitting on the far right in the picture) is a large reseller of all sorts of condiments in the village of Banakourou and the surrounding area. She plans to use her loan to buy a large quantity of condiments so that she can satisfy her customer demand. She makes her sales for cash and often credit to a female clientèle. Nabary hopes to make an average monthly profit of 8 000 francs thanks to this loan, which will be used to cover her children's small needs and to increase her working capital.

In this group: Djénéba , Assitan , Safiatou , Hawa , Bintou , Aminata , Sata , Nabary , Kadiatou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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