A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy various articles for resale.

Siguidolo Group's story

The members of the Siguidolo group, composed of married women and widows, average 37 years of age with three children. They all live in traditional extended families in the town of Konobougou, Segou Region (the fourth administrative region of Mali).
They know each other as relatives, neighbors and friends. They cook food for sale and sell clothing, gourds and fish.

The members of the Siguidolo group are on their seventh solidarity loan.
Fafa, the second one from the right, plans to buy 40 outfits for children, five dozen mugs, 20 plastic pails and the ingredients for making perfume from the suppliers in Bamako in order to resell them later out of her home, as a street vendor and at the market of Konobougou, to a customer base composed of both men and women. She plans to achieve an average monthly revenue of 50,000 West African francs, which will be used for family needs, with part of reinvested in her clothing and perfumes business.

In this group: Korotoumou, Naïni, Fafa, Kadiatou, Diaminatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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