A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy tubers for resale.


Danaya Group's story

The six members of the 'Danaya' Group are all married and live in polygamous households. They are, on average, 38 years old and have three children. The women all live in Kalaban-coro, a district of Bamako, and know one another through savings groups in their neighbourhood and their work. They sell tubers, bags, soap, eggs and fish.

In order to increase their working capital, the group members have decided to work with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso. This will be their first group loan.

Sali (sitting second from the left in the photo) is a successful tuber seller in Kalaban-coro. She plans to use her loan to buy 5 sacks of potatoes from Médine. She will then retail them for cash in Kalaban-coro to mostly women.

Sali expects to achieve a monthly average profit of 40,000 francs CFA, which she will use to reinvest in her business and meet some of the needs of her children. In the long-term she is relying on her partnership with Soro Yiriwaso to achieve her aim of enlarging her business.

In this group: Hawa , Sali , Mah , Diaratou , Oumou , Fatoumata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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