A loan of $850 helped a member buy pagnes wax (colorful West-African fabric).


Danaya Group's story

The four women in the Danaya group are mostly married in monogamous households. They are on average 46 years old with five children. They all live in Lafiabougou, one of the neighborhoods of Bamako. They became acquainted through neighborhood ties and their income-generating activities at the Lafiabougou market. The group members are small retail merchants, selling clothes (pagne wax fabric), linens, food preparations and firewood. So they can resupply by paying cash, the group decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their second group loan cycle. Mrs. Kadiatou (the woman standing at the far right in the photo) has a great reputation at selling clothes (pagne wax fabric). She intends to use her loan to buy 23 lengths of pagnes wax at the general market. Retail sales are made for cash and on credit, in Lafiabougou and as an itinerant vendor, to a clientele composed mostly of women. Mrs. Kadiatou hopes to achieve with this loan an average monthly profit of 50,000 CFA francs to be reinvested in the business and used to ensure their children's upkeep.

In this group: Tata , Kadiatou , Maïmouna , Bintou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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