A loan of $875 helped a member to purchase fruit.


Jiguisseme Group's story

The group named Jiguisseme of the Sinjiya association consists of 4 married women, with an average age of 28 years, and they each have 3 children. Most of them live in with their families in Medine, a quarter in the city of Sikasso, the 3rd administratrive region of Mali.

They are currentlyh on their sixth loan with the microfinance institution of Soro Yiriwaso (Kiva Field Partner). Their goal is to meet the demands of their clientele.

They carry out various activities, amoung which, is the sale of fruit.

With this new loan they plan on purchasing 25 crates of fruit (oranges and bananas). They are merchants in the large market in the city of Sikasso and in the surrounding villages. They sell their merchandise in the market, or throughout the city quarters, and among family. Their clientele is made up of men and women and they mostly pay in cash.

They forsee having a monthly earning of 23.000 FCFA where a portion will be reinvested back into the business and another portion will be used as savings.

In this group: Maimouna , Djeneba , Sali , Biba
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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