A loan of $525 helped a member buy milk.

Sinignèssigui Group's story

Predominantly married into polygamous families, the ten women of the Sinignèssigui group are on average 35 years old with four children. They all live in the village of Gachi and became acquainted through neighborhood ties, kinship and marriage.

They are petty traders of soap, children's clothing, cereals (millet and rice), milk and shallots. In order to increase their working capital, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first joint loan cycle.

Mrs. Kadia (second woman standing from the left in the picture) is a major seller of all grades of milk in the village of Gachi and its surrounding area. She plans to use her loan to buy 125 liters of milk from cattle owners in the village. Resale is made for cash or credit to a clientèle composed of men and women in the village and in surrounding villages.

Mrs. Kadia hopes to achieve with this loan an average monthly profit of 12,500 FCFA to be used for reinvestment in the business and to take care of household needs for condiments. Like other women in the group, she aims to become a wholesaler in her income-generating activity through this partnership with Soro Yiriwaso.

In this group: Wassa , Massitan , Nènè , Kadia , Awa , Djeneba , Aby , Sali , Fatoumata , Mayatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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