A loan of $775 helped a member to buy shoes.


Sabougnouma Group's story

The five members of the SABOUGNOUMA group are all married with an average age of 35 and an average of four children. For the most part, they live in polygamist families in Hamdallaye, one of the popular suburbs of Sikasso.

They are on their eighth loan with the microfinance institution, Soro Yiriwaso, in order to meet the needs of their customers.

This group of women has a shoe dealing business through Mrs. Aoua, pictured standing in the center. With her loan, she plans to buy 70 pairs of plastic shoes. She buys her products from a large market in Sikasso. She resells the shoes at markets in Sikasso and to family, to a clientele of both men and women.

She hopes to gain an average monthly profit of 15,000 FCFA to use to for daily family expenses. She hopes to increase her business to better satisfy her customers.

In this group: Youma , Bintou , Aoua , Akaissa, Marietou
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christina Pack



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