A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy groundnuts.


Guintan Group's story

The Guintan group is mostly made up of women in monogamous relationships. They have an average age of 31 and, on average, 4 children. They all live in Lafiabougou, one of the districts of Bamako, and got to know each other via neighbourly relationships. The group members are small retailers of groundnut paste, condiments, clothing and beauty products. The group members decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso in order to increase their businesses and are on their 1st group loan.

Marie (sitting on the left in the picture) is well-known throughout the district as a reseller of high-quality groundnut paste. She plans to use her loan to buy 2 bags of groundnuts in Bamako. In order to make the paste, she selects the best groundnuts, grills them, shells them and grinds them in a mill. The prepared paste is then ready to be sold to a retail clientèle mostly made up of women. Thanks to this loan, Marie hopes to make an average monthly profit of 40 000 francs which will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Rokia , Djénéba , Fanta , Marie , Nana , Awa , Nana , Fatoumata , Rokia
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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