A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy clothes.


Kankeletigui Group's story

The five members of group Kankeletigui are married women; they are on average 45 year-old with five children. They live in monogamous families, in the Babemba district of the city of Sikasso. To meet customer demand, they are on their first loan with microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso. Among these women, Haby is in the used clothes business; she is standing in the middle of the photo. With her loan, she is planning on purchasing two bundles of second-hand clothes from wholesalers, to be retailed with her family and door-to-door to a clientele composed mainly of women who pay in cash. She is expecting an average monthly profit of 34,000 FCFA. Part of it will be used to repay the loan with its interest, while the remainder will go to her savings. Her ambition is to increase sales and better satisfy her customers.

In this group: Haby , Djenebou, Aminata , Awa , Dounaba
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler



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