A loan of $1,300 helped a member to restock on clothing.


Kosomine Group's story

KOSOMINE is a group of 6 married women who mostly live in monogamous families in Sanoubougou I, one of the popular districts of the town of Sikasso (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women in the group have an average age of 35 and, on average, 5 children. This will be the group´s third loan from the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution, and it is being requested so that the women can satisfy their customers' needs. The previous loans have been fully repaid.

Assitan, the second from the right in the picture, sells clothing. She will use her part of the loan to buy 10 pieces of rich bazin fabric, 15 shirts and 5 embroidered "pagnes" (traditional sarong-like clothing) at the markets in Sikasso, Bamako and Bobo-Dioulasso. She sells her wares to a mostly female clientele at the grand market of Sikasso, where she works with her family in a fixed spot under her hangar. She envisages an average monthly profit of 45 000 FCFA, and will use part of the money to repay the loan and interest, and the rest to support her husband with the household expenses.

In this group: Assitan , Kadia , Mariam , Mariam , Sanata , Biba

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details