A loan of $1,625 helped a member buying ingredients for food catering.

Siguidolo Group's story

The women of the group Siguidolo are all married and average 37 years of age and four children living in traditional extended families in Konobougou City, in Barouéli prefecture, Region of Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The group members know one another through ties of kinship. They do commerce in calabashes, clothing, and fish, and they work in food service. The group members are now on their sixth solidarity loan, which will be used for buying cloth, fish, calabashes, and condiments, and for food catering.  

Ms. Kadiatou C. gets her supplies of rice and condiments at the Konobougou market for use in cooking dishes. Accepting cash or credit from a customer base composed of women and men, she sells her dishes along the edges of the asphalt in Konobougou.

Kadiatou envisions making an average monthly profit of 25,000 francs CFA that will be used for making the loan payments and for assisting with societal ceremonies. The rest will be reinvested in her restaurant business.

In this group: Fafa , Maï , Kadiatou , Djaminatou , Kadia , Korotoumou, Nene , Minata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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