A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy firewood, oranges and potatoes for resale.

Sinjiya Group's story

The four women of the SINJIYA group are all married and in monogamous families. On average they are 39 years of age and have 3 children. They live in MEDINE, one of the neighborhoods of the city of Sikasso, 3rd administrative region of Mali. They are on their fourth loan with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution, with the intention of satisfying the needs of their clientele and increasing their profits. All the preceding loans were reimbursed without any difficulty. They perform various activities including the sale of wood for heating, oranges, and potatoes. With this loan, they plan to buy 30 loads of firewood, 15 bags of oranges and 20 bags of potatoes. They supply themselves in the big market of the city of Sikasso and in the surrounding towns. The merchandise is sold from a location in the big market of Sikasso city, door-to-door and on foot to a clientele composed of women and men, for cash and often for credit. They hope to realize an average monthly profit of 19,000 FCFA each, of which a part will be used to help their husbands and the remainder will be invested in the business and in repaying the loan. The women of the SINJIYA group aim to become wholesale traders.

In this group: Mariam , Saly , Safoura , Rokiatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer B Brown

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