A loan of $1,725 helped a member to purchase a variety of items.


Djiguisseme Group's story

The members of the group Djiguisseme are married women who are an average of 36 years old, with an average of 4 children each. With their husbands and children, they live in large traditional families and reside in the village of Massigui within the subprefecture of Massigui, in the region of Koulikoro, in the Republic of Mali. They are tied together by family and because they live in the same neighborhood.

Their business is selling a diverse selection of products, as well as catering. The new of the microfinance institution (Soro Yiriwaso) through former clients in the city. For about three years, these women have collaborated equally with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso for consistent financial support for their businesss.

This will be their eighth loan together and all of their previous loans have been fully repaid. With this new loan they intend to purchase clothes for men and women, a large stock of cereals and food products for their restaurand, and a variety of many other items. The clothes will be mostly purchased in Bamako and Fana; the cereals, condiments for the restaurant and various other products will be bought from retailers in the surrounding areas and will be resold in the market of Massigui to a clientele composed of women and men. They estimate that they will each earn a monthly average income of 45,600 FCFA. They will use their earnings to purchase food, health products and for activities.

In this group: Makaria, Rokia , Djeneba , Fatoumata , Batoma
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Margot Bonner



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