A loan of $4,175 helped a member to purchase vegetables.

Kototala Group's story

Mostly married [and living] in monogamous households, the 10 members of Kototala Group are, on average, 39 years old with two children. They all live in Badialan III, a neighborhood of Bamako, and met one another through neighborhood ties and through their businesses at Badialan III's market.

The group members run small businesses selling vegetables (tomatoes), plasticware, and cosmetics. With the intention of growing their businesses, the group members decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their second group loan cycle.

Mrs. Kadiatou (the woman standing at far left in the photo) is a great tomato saleswoman. She plans to use her loan to purchase 10 baskets of tomatoes wholesale in Bamako. She [will] resell them door-to-door at retail prices in Badialan III, to primarily women customers. Mrs. Kadiatou expects an average monthly profit of 90,000 CFA francs from this loan, which will be used to reinvest in her business and meet small household needs.

In this group: Sadio , Assitan , Bougouri , Amy , Kadiatou , Fanta , Bintou , Madina , Korotoumou , Assétou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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