A loan of $1,250 helped a member buy potatoes.

Diougousoperin Group's story

The Diougousoperin group consists mainly of married women who are on average 30 years old, have 5 children and for the most part live in monogamous families in Hamdallaye, one of the working-class districts of the city of Sikasso.

They are on their twelfth loan with the Soro Yiriwaso micro-finance institution, seeking to meet the needs of their customers.

Mrs. Bintou, wearing a light-blue scarf and standing first on the left, trades in potatoes.

She intends to use her ​​loan to buy about 400 kg of potatoes, and resell them retail at the Medina market in Sikasso, in a fixed emplacement and also from her home, for cash to both men and women customers..

She expects to make average monthly profits of 35,000 FCFA, part of which will be used to repay the loan and its interests, with the remainder put into savings.

In this group: Bintou , Sylvie , Fatoumata , Kadiatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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