Total loan: $1,250
Siékourani, , Mali / Food
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A loan helped Purchasing yams.
Jiguiya Group's story
The women in the Jiguiya group are all married with five children each and an average age of 42. They mainly live in polygamous families in Siekourani, a village in the sub-prefecture of Loulouni, Sikasso - the third largest administrative region of Mali. They are on their fifteenth collaboration with the Soro Yiriwaso region, with the aim of boosting their business revenues. The group members, such as Assa Bagayoko, sell fresh tomatoes, smoked fish, firewood and tubers. She aims to use her loan to buy 50 cartloads of yams, sourcing her goods from the Loulouni market and from the neighbouring villages. The yams are sold for cash at the Loulouni market to a male and female customer base. She expects to generate an average monthly profit of 15,000 FCFA; a proportion of this will be used to save towards social ends and the rest will be re-invested in the business.
Translated from French by Danielle Treharne, Kiva Volunteer