A loan of $975 helped a member to purchase clothing.


Soro Yiriwa Group's story

The women of the Soro Yiriwa group, all married, are 49 years old and have 6 children on average, and all live in expanded traditional families in the Wakoro village, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro Region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through parental, neighborhood and friendship ties. They sell clothing, spices, soaps and jewelry. They also do market gardening. The women of the Sinignessigui group are on their second group loan. Fanta F. plans to buy clothing of all varieties from the wholesalers of Bamako each month. She makes her daily sales from her home, as well as at the market on fair days, for cash and credit, to a customer base made up of men and women. She plans to make an average monthly profit of 60,000 FCFA which will be used to make loan payments and contributions to social ceremonies, while the rest will be reinvested in her trade.

In this group: Seba , Madje , Fanta , Dadji , Kiatou, Wassa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz



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