A loan of $4,400 helped a member to buy food ingredients for resale.


Danaya Group's story

The seven women of the Danaya Group are married and live in monogamous households. They are, on average, 35 years old, have three children and live in Djalakorodji, a district of Bamaka. They know one another through family, neighbourhood and business connections. The women sell food (gumbo), cosmetic products, clothing, charcoal and firewood.

As the group members would like to increase their stock holding, they work with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso. This will be their third group loan.

Rokia (sitting second from the left in the photo) is a well-known retailer of food (gumbo). She plans to use her loan to buy 20 sacks of gumbo from Médine. She will resell it on foot in Djalakorodji, to women, for cash or on credit. Rokia expects to make an average monthly profit of 125,000 francs CFA, which she will use to pay for healthcare costs for her children. She is working with Soro Yiriwaso in order to increase the size of her business.

In this group: Rokia, Sira, Fatoumata, Sya, Fatoumata, Rozali, Awa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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