A loan of $850 helped a member to buy food ingredients for resale.

Kanou Group's story

The women of the Kanou Group are, on average, 35 years old and have five children. They live in traditional, extended families in Bla/Segou (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women know one another through family and through selling food products.

This will be the third group loan for these women, the previous loans were all fully and correctly repaid.

Adiarratou (second from the left in the photo) plans to use her loan to buy 50 kg of onions, 25 kg of salt, 20 kg of chillies, 5 baskets of tomatoes and 20 litres of oil. She buys her supplies locally and in the surrounding villages, and sells them to both men and women, on a cash or credit basis.

Adiarratou expects to make a monthly average profit of 30,000 francs CFA, which will be used to pay for healthcare costs, food and school fees. The remainder will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Adiarratou, Oumou, Rokia, Safoura

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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