A loan of $2,550 helped a member to buy condiments.

Jekafo Group's story

The four members of the Jekafo group, who are married equitably in monogamous and polygamous households, average 33 years of age with three children each. They all live in Banconi-Flabougou, one of the districts in Bamako, and they got to know each other as neighbors and through their income-generating activities at the market in Banconi-Flabougou. The group members have small businesses selling condiments (shallots, Maggi stock cubes), charcoal, groundnut paste and clothing. They decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso so that they could expand their businesses and are on their third group loan cycle.

Bintou (who is sitting on the right of the photo) is a significant seller of condiments (shallots, Maggi stock cubes, etc.). She is planning to use her loan to buy 15 sacks of shallots and 20 cartons of Maggi stock cubes in Bamako. She resells on a retail basis in Banconi-Flabagou to a primarily female customer base. Bintou expects to make an average monthly profit of 125,000FCFA with this loan and will use the profit to reinvest in her business and satisfy her household's small needs.

In this group: Soukaye , Bintou , Awa , Assétou

Translator profile picture

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details