A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy leafy greens and cucumbers.


Sérieux Group's story

The six members of the Sérieux group are married women who live, for the most part, in traditional families and average 39 years of age and 4 children each. They all reside in the city of Sikasso and know each other through neighborhood, kinship or marriage ties. They sell vegetable oil, ginger, wax fabrics, leafy greens and cucumber. In order to increase their business, the members of the group have joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their third solidarity loan. Abi (sitting, in the center of the photo) is the group member who sells leafy greens and cucumbers. She is planning to use her loan to buy 4 baskets of greens and 2 baskets of cucumbers per day. She buys her goods from local farmers and sells retail for cash, from her home and at the market, to a customer base which consists of men and women. With this loan, Abi is expecting average monthly profits to reach 31,750 CFA francs which will be reinvested in the activity and also used to help her husband pay for some of the family's expenses.

In this group: Sali , Abi , Sanata , Awa , Diarrah , Massaran
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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