A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy basins.

Jiguisèmè Group's story

The four women of the Jiguisèmè group are married and, on average, are 33 years old with 4 children. They live in monogamous families in Ouayerma II, one of the neighborhoods of the city of Sikasso (3rd administrative region of Mali). They collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to satisfy their customers’ needs. They are on their fifth loan; all previous loans have been fully repaid. They run various businesses, including selling second-hand clothing and fruits and vegetables. AWA K. sells basins. With her loan, she plans to buy 4 dozen basins. She gets her stock at the large market in Sikasso. The basins are sold at the Ouayerma market and often door-to-door or from the home to a clientele composed of men and women and mostly in cash. They each expect to make an average monthly profit of 35,000 CFA of which a part will be used for the family’s needs and the remainder will be invested in the businesses. She hopes to help her husband to build a house in which to live.

In this group: Fanta, Awa, Assetou, Kadiatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea

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