Total loan: $2,350

Djiguiya Group

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Koutiala, Sikasso, Mali / Food

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A loan helped buy groundnuts, fruits and vegetables.

Djiguiya Group's story

Djiguiya is a group of women from the Hamdallaye district of the city of Koutiala. They know each other well and live in large traditional families along with their husbands, children and other relatives. They are on average 32 years old and have at least three children. This group of women are retail merchants of various items such as: lengths of pagne fabric (colorful West-African fabric), fruits and vegetables, groundnuts and miscellaneous products. To increase the size of their business, the members decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan program. They are on their seventh goup loan. Kadia, standing on the far right, is a member of the Djiguiya group who retails groundnuts, fruits and vegetables. She intends to use her loan to buy groundnuts, fruits and vegetables in quantity and quality and retail them as needed to a diverse clientele. She resupplies in Koutiala. Whereas other members of the Djiguiya group expect average profits of 205,000 CFA francs each during this loan cycle, Fatoumata expects to achieve 220,000 CFA francs. In addition to repaying the loans, they use some of the income to meet personal expenses and increase their business. They want to strengthen this partnership with Soro Yiriwaso to maintain adequate stock supplies.