A loan of $525 helped a member to buy clothing.

Yeredon Group's story

All married and living in traditional extended families, the five women in the Yeredon group have an average age of 28 and an average of two children each. They all live in the village of San in the Ségou region (fourth administrative region of Mali), and met through family, neighborhood, and marriage ties. They buy and sell condiments, cereals, and children's clothing.

With the goal of increasing their business capital, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first cooperative loan. Sali (second from the right in the photo) plans to use her loan to buy four dozen children's outfits. She buys her stock from wholesalers in Koutiala and Burkina Faso. She sells retail on a cash or credit basis to a customer base made up of men and women, in the San market every Monday and in other area markets. With this loan, Sali hopes to make an average monthly profit of 17,500FCFA, which she will use to reinvest in her business and pay household expenses.

In this group: Aminata , Sali , Aminata , Balakissa , Aw

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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