A loan of $1,225 helped a member purchase of vegetables.

Djiguiya (Hope) Group's story

Djiguiya is a group of women of Koutiala who know each other well and who live in traditional big families with their husbands, children and other parents. They are on average 43 years old with 4 children or more.

This group of women trades in varied ways such as, a restaurant, and the sale of heating wood , cereals, vegetables, plastics etc

To increase the scope of their activities, the members decided to join the credit program of Soro Yiriwaso 5 years ago. They are on their tenth group loan and all the preceding loans were properly repaid.

Fatoumata Mallé is a member of the group which sells vegetables: carrots cabbage, beets, radish, French beans, cucumbers, legumes, tomatos etc.

She intends to use the loan to buy vegetables of all the kinds she sells. She gets vegetables from the surrounding countryside gardeners and at the market of Koutiala.

For her activities she has a place in the middle of the Hamdallaye market. She sells vegetables retail for cash to customers made up mainly of women.

While the members of the group intend to procure an average loan of 130.000FCFA each during this cycle, Fatoumata Mallé intends to borrow 150.000FCFA.

In addition to repaying the loans, they use part of the income to meet current family expenses.

She wishes to see this partnership with Soro Yiriwaso strengthened, to be able to diversify her products.

In this group: Fatoumata , Fatoumata , Aminata, Djene , Kadia

Translator profile picture

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Mark Latour

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details