A loan of $275 helped a member buy grain cereals.


Djiguisseme Group's story

The women of the Djiguissèmè group of the Sabougnouma association are all married, are on average 33 years old with four children, and all live in traditional extended families in Sirimou, in the Fana sub-prefecture of the Koulikoro region (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They became acquainted through family ties and trade grain cereals and charcoal. Trading cereals (peanuts, millet, corn, fonio, and sesame) is the preferred activity of Tata Temeté, one of the group’s founding members. The Djiguissèmè group women are requesting a fourth group loan, having fully repaid all three previous loans. Tata Temeté will use her portion of the loan to buy bags of cereals locally, in the village and the surrounding area. She sells locally at the Tingolé market and in surrounding market fairs, for cash, retail and on credit, to both women and men customers. She hopes to reach an average monthly income of 22,500 FCFA which will be used for daily family expenses, the remainder being reinvested in the commercial activities.

In this group: Fatoumata , Tata , Mariam , Kadia , Souraka
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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