A loan of $750 helped a member purchase of "pagnes".

Horonya Group's story

The Horonya group is made up of eight women (six married, one widow and one single). They are on average 28 years old with two children and live in Sanoubougou I, one of the neighborhoods of the town of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali).

This is their first collaboration with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to practice income-generating activities.

This group of women sells various articles such as “pagnes” [traditional colorful wraparound fabric] as is the case for Nana Kadidia C.. They also sell firewood, beauty products, second hand clothing and beverages.

Nana Kadidia C. wants to use her loan to buy 20 packages of “pagnes”. She gets her supply at the large Sikasso market and in Burkina Faso (a neighboring country).
The “pagnes” are sold at the Sanoubougou I market and inside the neighborhood to a customer base of women and men, for cash and often on credit.

She plans to make an average monthly profit of 15,000 Franc CFA. . One part will be used for the family’s expenses and the other will be reinvested in the business.

In this group: Rokia, Nana Kadidia, Nene, Kadiatou, Soumba, Assanatou, Catherine, Tenin

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Veronique Fourment

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