A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy jars.


Sabaly Group's story

The four members of the Sabaly group are all married women living in traditional families. On average, they are 50 years old and they have four children each. They live in the city of Koutiala, in Sikasso (3rd administrative region of Mali), and they know each other as neighbors, as colleagues, and through ties of kinship. They buy and sell cereals, pagnes, jars, etc. To increase their working capital, the group members joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution. This is 15th group loan, and all previous loans were correctly repaid. Mrs. Marama (first from the right with her hands on the jar) is an important seller of jars. She is in high demand due to the quality of her merchandise. She plans to use her loan to buy 120 jars (for 1,250 FCFA each). She buys her merchandise from local wholesalers and conducts her sales at retail, for cash or credit, to a clientele consisting of both men and women. Mrs. Marama hopes that this loan will help her to earn an average monthly profit of 75,000 CFAF, which she will reinvest in her activity and use to cover some of the household expenses.

In this group: Tata , Fanta , Rokia , Marama
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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