A loan of $400 helped a member to buy beans.


Sanouya Group's story

The four members of the SANOUYA group are married women. They have an average age of 30 and have, on average, two children each. They live mainly in monogamous families in the Babemba neighborhood of Sikasso (the third administrative region of Mali).

These women are taking out their first loan from Soro Yiriwaso in order to meet their customers' needs.

Matou's business is selling beans. She is the woman on the far left of the photo.

Matou plans to use her loan to buy two sacks of beans from wholesalers. She will re-sell the produce retail among her family members and also in the market. She sells to a customer base made up mostly of women. She sells for cash.

Matou plans to make an average monthly profit of 15,000 CFA francs. She will use some of the money to repay her loan and interest and will save the rest.

In this group: Matou , Fatoumata, Sitan , Achitan

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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