A loan of $2,400 helped a member to buy charcoal.

Djiguisseme Group's story

The women of the Djiguisseme group are either married, widowed or single, have an average age of 28, on average 2 children and all live in traditional, extended families in the town of Konobougou, in the prefecture of Barouéli. They got to know each other thanks to family and neighbourly relationships, and bonds of friendship. They sell charcoal, fish, condiments and juices. The women of the Djiguisseme group are on their 9th group loan.

The customer, Nana, the 3rd person from the right in the picture, plans to buy 50 bags of charcoal from the farmers of Konobougou and the surrounding area so that she can resell it locally to a clientele composed of women and men. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 100 000 francs, some of which will be used to provide for her family's needs and some of which will be reinvested into her charcoal-selling business.

In this group: Assitan, Djeneba , Djeneba Nana , Assan , Diatou , Nana
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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