A loan of $825 helped a member to buy shoes for resale.


Jiguiya Group's story

The JIGUIYA group consists mainly of married women who average 33 years of age and two children each. They live for the most part in monogamous families in Ouayerma Zone, a district of the city of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali). This is their fifth collaboration with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to meet the needs of their customers.

Sitan has been selling shoes for approximately four years and wishes to become a wholesaler. She will use her loan to buy over a hundred pairs of plastic shoes from wholesalers at the Grand market of Sikasso. She sells the shoes at retail in her usual spot at the weekly fair of Sikasso, and door-to-door the rest of the time, to a clientele composed of both men and women, for cash.

She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 27,500 FCFA, part of which will be used to pay the interest and the loan and the rest added to her savings. She hopes to increase her sales and better serve her customers.

In this group: Mamouna , Sitan , Awa , Safiatou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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