A loan of $1,675 helped a member purchase of tubers and condiments.

Saniya Group's story

The members of the Saniya group are married women who average 35-years-old with 3 children. With their husband and children, they live in large traditional families in the Fantomougou village, in the Fana district of the Mali Republic. They know each other through neighbor and work connections. They collaborate with the microfincance institution Soro Yiriwaso, taking care to always have financial support for their activities. They are on their tenth loan together and have repaid all of their previous loans in full. With this new loan, they count on buying a large quantity of tubers from vendors in Sikasso and wholesale food condiments in Bamako for catering. They make their sales at the Fana market and on the sidewalk at the edge of the village (at the border control checkpoint) to both male and female customers.They estimate making a monthly profit of 45,000 FCFA. The profits are shared and go toward food, health, and social activities.

In this group: Kadiatou , Minata , Korotoumou , Magnine , Rokia

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Kelly Percival

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