A loan of $800 helped a member to buy fruit.

Sinjiya Group's story

The group Sinjiya is composed of four married women (two are polygamous, and the other two are monogamous). They average 36 years of age and 2 children each and live in Médine, a district in Sikasso City, third administrative region of Mali.

The group members are on their third collaboration with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to fulfill the wishes of their customers and to increase their turnover. They do a diversity of work, including the sale of clothing, potatoes, and fruit.

With this loan, they intend to buy forty 100-kg sacks of oranges and twenty baskets of mangoes. Supplies are gotten at the grand marketplace of Sikasso City from wholesalers and producers. The merchandise is sold retail to customers composed of women and men, cash or credit accepted, at the grand marketplace of Sikasso City and often door-to-door.

The group members each envision realizing an average monthly profit of 25,000 francs CFA. A portion of the profits will be used for helping their husbands to meet family expenses, and the other portion will be invested in business.

In this group: Mariam, Sali , Safoura, Rokiatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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