A loan of $850 helped a member to buy clothes.

Danaya Group's story

The women in the Danaya Group average 40 years of age and 4 children. They all live in traditional extended families in Dallan, a neighbourhood in the city of San in the region of Segou (the fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali).
The women know each other through family ties and make a living trading utensils, clothes and various products. After having successfully repaid their previous loans, the women in the Danaya Group are on their 7th solidarity loan cycle. Fafoune is the woman standing on the left-hand side of the photo. She plans to use her loan to buy 15 shirts, 15 dresses, 20 pairs of trousers and 20 scarves. She buys her products locally. She sells her products to a clientele consisting of both men and women for cash and often on credit.
She plans to make an average monthly profit of 21 000 FCFA that she will use to cover healthcare, food, clothing and education expenses. She will reinvest the remaining amount into her business.

In this group: Fafoune , Tenin , Kotimi , Assa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stella Hodkin

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