A loan of $775 helped a member to buy raw materials for shoe-making.


Sinignesigui Group's story

The five members of the group called SINIGNESIGUI are essentially married women with an average age of 32 and on average four children. They mostly live in monogamous families in HAMDALLAYE, one of the working class districts of the town of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali).

They are on their third loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to satisfy the needs of their clientele. Madame KADIATOU, standing in the middle, sells shoes.

She intends to buy raw materials for making shoes for women and men which she will resell at the market of Médine in Sikasso, in a fixed place, and within her extended family, to a diverse and varied clientele.

She expects to make an average monthly profit of 25,000 F CFA of which a part will be used to pay off the loan and its interest and the rest will be put aside as savings.

In this group: Kadiatou , Diata , Minata , Awa , Masseni

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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