A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy sugar.

Djiguissèmè Group's story

Made up of women married and living for the most part in monogamous families, the 10 women of the Djiguissèmè group are on average 42 years old and have on average 4 children each. They all live in Zenguela village in the rural area of Sakoïba in the Ségou region (4th administrative region of Mali) and got to know one another through being neighbors, relatives and through marriage between their families. They sell locally-made whisks (a cooking utensil made of wood or metal, whose end is shaped like an arrow and which is used to stir sauces by rolling the tool between one's hands. The first woman standing on the right has two whisks in her hand.) as well as sieves, condiments (dried okra, packets if maggi boullion cubes), and grocery items (sugar, cigarettes and matches).

In order to increase their working capital, the members of this group joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first solidarity group loan cycle.

Madame Kadiatou (the woman seated in the middle in the photo) is a well-established sugar seller in Zenguela village. She plans to use her loan to buy 2 sacks of sugar wholesale in the large market in Ségou. She resells on a cash basis and also awards credit to her diverse clientele. With this loan, Madame Kadidiatou hopes to make a monthly profit of on average 25,000 CFA Francs, which will be reinvested in her business and savings.

In this group: Mariama , Hawa , Alimata , Rokia , Kadiatou , Sitan , Djènèba , Dada , Kadia , Djènèba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin

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