A loan of $1,850 helped a member buying non-alcoholic beverages.

Miriya Group's story

All the women of the group Miriya are married and average 35 years of age and six children each.  And they live in traditional extended families with their brothers, sisters, co-wives, children, and husbands in the village of Sido, Prefecture of Bougouni (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women know one another through business. 

Meaning to buy more goods, these women decided to join the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso to do commerce in soft drinks.  They are now on their sixth group loan.  The previous loans were all properly repaid.  

With this new loan, they intend to buy 300 cases of soft drinks from the production factory for non-alcoholic beverages in Bamako. All the drinks are sold retail, cash or credit accepted, in the village of Sido.  The customer base is composed of men and women. 

With this loan, the women hope to obtain a monthly profit of 35,000 francs CFA.  A portion of the profits will be reused in their work, and the other will go toward their children's education costs.

In this group: Fanta , Alamako , Djeneba , Sali , Djeneba , Aïcha
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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