A loan of $425 helped a member to buy food products.

Djiguisseme Group's story

The women of the "Djiguisseme" group are on average 34 years old with 2 children and live in traditional extended households in Wela, a significant town in the sub-prefecture of Konobougou (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali).
These women know each other through familial relations, and run businesses buying and selling various items such as food condiments, clothing, cereals, cola, and prepared meals.
After having properly repaid their 3 previous loans, the women of the Djiguisseme group are on their fourth solidarity (group) loan, which will be used to buy a large quantity of food condiments, several bags of cereals (rice, millet, beans), and ingredients to prepare meals.
They get their supplies in Bamako (the capital of Mali) and in Konobougou. They make their sales in Wela, at the Konobougou city market, and at the neighbouring area market-days, in cash, at retail, and on credit, to a clientele composed of women and men.
They plan to realize an average monthly profit of 10,000 FCFA each, which will be used to pay for expenses related to health, food, and school fees, with the remainder being reinvested in their businesses.

In this group: Sétou, Mamine, Mamine, Wassa, Nah, Ya, Mamou, Sanaba

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