A loan of $3,175 helped a member to buy condiments.


Nyeleni Group's story

The five members of the Nyeleni group are married women mainly living in monogamous families. On the average, they are 37 years old, with three children. They all live in Kanadjiguila in the Mandé community, the municipality of Kati and know each other as neighbors as well as through their work as vendors at the Kanadjiguila market. The group members sell condiments (onions, pasta, shallots, Maggi cubes etc), juice, linens and clothing. With the goal of bolstering their working capital, the group members have decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their third solidarity loan. Mrs. Neh (the one standing on the far right in the photo) is a well-known vendor of condiments (onions, pasta, shallots, Maggi cubes, tomato paste etc). She plans to use her loan to buy wholesale in Bamako 10 boxes of tomato paste, five bags of shallots, 10 bags of onions, 15 packs of pasta, eight basket of tomatoes and seven cartons of Maggi cubes. She sells retail in Kanadjiguila, as a street vendor, mainly to female customers. Thanks to this loan, Mrs. Neth plans to earn an average monthly revenue of 85,000 West African francs, which will be used to reinvest in her business and cover some minor household expenses.

In this group: Mariam , Bamousso , Kadia , Oumou , Neh
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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