A loan of $1,825 helped a member buy ingredients to prepare meals.

Sabali Group's story

The six women of the Sabali group (four are married and two are widows) are on average 40 years old with four children. Most live in polygamous families in OUAYERMA I, one of the boroughs of Sikasso (3rd administrative region of Mali). This is their 7th collaboration with the Soro Yiriwaso MFI to satisfy their customers’ needs. All past loans have been repaid in full.

This group of women excels in domains related to food such as the trading of yams, of firewood, or like Maïmouna S. in the restaurant business. Maïmouna S. wants to use her loan to buy 200 kilos of rice, five packages of food condiments, two small ruminants, and one cartload of firewood, to prepare meals.

She gets her supplies from the main market and villages in the vicinity. The meals are sold by family members in Sikasso’s main market, for cash to both men and women customers.

She is hoping to attain an average monthly income of 27,000 FCFA of which part will be used to assist her husband with daily expenditures and the remainder reinvested in the commercial activities.

In this group: Minata, Habi, Macoura, Maimouna, Minata, Ana

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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