A loan of $600 helped a member to buy oranges.


Sabaly Group's story

The members of the Sabaly group are married women, who average 35 years of age with four children each; the majority of them live in monogamous families in Hamdallaye, one of the working-class districts of the town of Sikasso, the Republic of Mali's third administrative region.

They are on their second loan with the microfinance institution, Soro Yiriwaso, with a view to satisfying their customers' needs.

Within this group of women, Aminata sells oranges; she is on the far left of the photo.

With her loan she is planning to buy 20 sacks of oranges from the peasants who produce them. She resells on a retail basis and for cash at the local market and within her family, to a customer base made up mainly of women.

She expects to make an average monthly profit of 30,000FCFA, of which part will be used to repay her loan and the interest on it, and the rest saved.

In this group: Aminata , Djenebou , Adiaratou , Saran
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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