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


Djiguiseme Group's story

The women in the Djiguiseme group have an average age of 43, an average of five children, and all live in large extended traditional families in Yangasso (fourth administrative region of Mali). They met each other through family ties and sell various items, including condiments, small store merchandise, dried fish, tubers, fruits and vegetables, cereals, clothing, and prepared food.

After paying back their previous loans, the women in the Djiguiseme group are on their tenth cooperative loan. Ami, the restaurateur (the first woman on the left with a pot on her head), plans to use her loan to buy three 100-kg sacks of rice, three 20-liter cans of oil, two bags of fresh onions, one bag of dried onions, a carton of seasoning cubes, a 25-kg bag of salt, and a large quantity of spices. Ami sells her food out of her small restaurant in the Yangasso market, on a cash and credit basis to a customer base made up of men and women. She buys her ingredients in the large market in Koutiala. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 30,000FCFA, which she will use for medical expenses, food, and school fees; the rest will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Ami , Aissata , Alima , Sadio

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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