A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy clothing for resale.

Nienta Group's story

The four members of the 'Nienta' Group are all married women who live in monogamous households. They are, on average, 34 years old and have three children. The women all live in Kalaban-coro, a distict of Bamako, and know one another through neighbourhood savings groups and their work. They sell clothing, fresh fish and incense urns.

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

Sokona Diamou (sitting second from the left in the photo) is well-known for selling highly sought after wax pagnes (traditional, wrap-around clothing) in Kalaban-coro. She plans to use her loan to buy 60 wax pagnes from Bamako. She will then retail them for cash, to women in Kalaban-coro

Sokona Diamou expects to achieve a monthly average profit of 100,000 francs CFA, which she will use to reinvest in her business and meet some of her needs. She wants to continue working with Soro Yiriwaso in order to use further loans.

In this group: Sokona Diamou, Lala Aïché, Aïchata, Aminata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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