A loan of $1,525 helped a member to purchase shoes for resale.


Sabali Group's story

The five members of the group named Sabali are married women. On average they are 34 years old and they have 3 children each. Most of them live in monogamous families in Mancourani I, a quarter in the city of Sikasso (3rd administrative region of Mali).

They seek their eighth loan through the microfinance institution of Soro Yiriwaso (Kiva Field Partner) in order to meet client demand. This group of women sells cloth wraps and shoes with Wassa C.. With their loan they hope to purchase 100 pairs of shoes. They purchase their merchandise in the large market in Sikasso and sometimes in Bamako. The shoes are resold in the large market in Sikasso and from their home to a clientele made up of both men and women. The sales are completed mostly in cash.

She expects to earn a monthly income of 75 FCFA, a part of which will be used to help her husband meet the daily expenses, and some will be reinvested back into the business.

In this group: Wassa , Fatoumata , Adiaratou , Djeneba , Mamou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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