A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy groundnuts to make groundnut paste.

Danaya Group's story

The Danaya group is made up of married women who, on average, are 36 years old and have four children. They all live in traditional families in the town of Fana, in the Badialan neighborhood, Guégnéka commune, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The group members know each other from family, neighborhood, and friendship ties.

These women sell wood, charcoal, oil, soap, clothing, and groundnut paste.

With the goal of meeting the great demand from their customers, the group decided to join Soro Yiriwaso. They are on their 16th group loan.

Fadima, the first person seated from the right of the photo, has not been to school. She works selling groundnut paste.

She plans to buy some plastic buckets and five sacs of groundnuts from wholesalers at the market. She will then de-shell the groundnuts and make them into high quality groundnut paste. She [divides the paste] into the buckets and sells them at retail to a mixed group of customers.

Fadima hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 50,000 francs CFA which she will reinvest back into her business.

In this group: Kadia , Aminata , Kankou, Djeneba, Attia , Ami, Fadima , Soumba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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