A loan of $625 helped a member to buy smoked fish.


Kenyereye Group's story

The six members of the KENYEREYE group are married women with an average age of 38 years and have an average of 3 children. They live mostly in polygamous families in Sikasso. They are on the first loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to satisfy the needs of their customers, which continue to increase.

FATOUMATA, sitting on the right, has been in the the fish business (smoked and fresh) for around 5 years. She intends to buy with her loan, 2 large cases of smoked fish. She stocks up in the big market in the town of Sikasso.

She retails them for cash from a permanent family stall at Kamalen Sirakoro market to a customer base made up of men and women. She plans to make a monthly profit of 21,500 FCFA of which a part will be used for the daily expenses of the family and the other for savings.

She aims to increase her business turnover in order to satisfy her customers.

In this group: Mama , Aby , Awa, Fatoumata , Alimata , Aminata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Yvonne English



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