A loan of $2,775 helped a member to purchase supplies to dye fabric.

Jiguisseme Group's story

The members of the group named Jiguisseme are married women who are on average 30 years old and they each have 2 children. The majority of them live in monogamous families in Ouayerma I, a quarter in the city of Sikasso, and the third administrative region of Mali.

In order to meet client demand they have requested their ninth group loan from the microfinance institution of Soro Yiriwaso (Kiva Field Partner). The previous loans were successfully repaid. This group of women takes on various business activities, including dying fabric with Oumou D..

With their loan she plans on purchasing 15 pieces of bazin fabric (both thick and thin fabric), 10 kg of potassium, and different dyes from the wholesalers in the market in Sikasso. She makes her sales from her workshop at home and by traveling to the different quarters of the city. She completes her sales in cash and sometimes on credit, selling to a clientele made up of both men and women.

She expects to earn a monthly income of 65.000 FCFA, of which a portion will be put away in savings, a portion will be used to meet the family's needs, and the rest will be reinvested back into the business.

In this group: Oumou , Oumou , Oumou, Safiatou , Djeneba , Waro , Kadi

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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