A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy smoked fish.


Sabougnouman Group's story

The women of the Sabougnouman group, all married, are 43 years old on average with 3 children and live in traditional extended households in the town of Marka-Coungo in the Fana sub-prefecture of the Koulikoro region (the second administrative region in the Republic of Mali). They know each other through familial, neighbourhood, and social relations. They sell food condiments, smoked fish, milk, clothing, and various store items, and are on their ninth solidarity (group) loan, which will be used to buy these items. Dounamba C., one of the group members, intends to buy 40 kg of smoked fish from wholesalers. She makes her sales every day at her home and at the market in Marka-Coungo, in cash and on credit, to a clientele composed of women and men. She foresees realizing an average monthly profit of 22,500 FCFA, some of which will be used to pay the loan costs and to take care of the family's health, food, and schooling costs, with the remainder being reinvested in her business.

In this group: Mariam Moussa , Kaïra , Maïmouna , Mariam , Dounamba, Awa , Kadia
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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