A loan of $850 helped a member to purchase charcoal.

Jiguitougou Group's story

The JIGUITOUGOU group has five women members, three are married and two are single, their average age is 30 and have on average 3 children each. They live mostly in monogamous families in SANOUBOUGOU, a neighborhood in the city of Sikasso, in the third administrative region of Mali.

They are in their third-round of borrowing with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to satisfy their client's needs. Their past loans were all properly repaid. This group of women is in the business of selling charcoal.

With the loan, NANA D. plans to purchase 50 bags of charcoal and will purchase the supplies in the neighboring village. The charcoal is then resold to families in the neighborhood to a clientele of both men and women for cash.

She hopes to make an average monthly profit of 90,000 cfa francs which will be used to pay for daily family expenses.

In this group: Sira, Adam, Alimata Soumba, Bibata, Nana

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye

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