A loan of $625 helped a member to buy condiments and cereals.


Djedouma Group's story

The women of the Djedouma group are on average 31 years old with three children and all live in extended traditional families in Santoro 11, one of the quarters of San/Segou (in the fourth administrative region of the republic of Mali).
These women met through their families and work in the commerce of condiments and cereals. Having correctly repaid their previous loans, the women of this group request their sixth solidarity loan. Bintou, who is the first woman sitting looking from left to right in the photo; plans to use her loan to buy 20 kg of rice, 10 kg of fonio (small grains similar to quinoa) 5 kg of potatoes, 5 kg of onions and half a packet of Maggi cubes. She buys her stock from wholesalers. She sells her merchandise to a clientele of men and women for cash and often on credit.
She hopes to make an average monthly profit of 20 000FCFA which she will use for healthcare, food and clothing expenses, and she will reinvest the remainder in her business.

In this group: Sali , Mamou , Mariam , Bintou , Djeneba , Fatoumata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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