A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase rice.

Djiguitougou Group's story

Most of the six women in the Djiguitougou group are married and live in polygamous families. They have an average age of 52 and an average of five children each, all live in the Bougoufié neighborhood of Ségou (the fourth-largest administrative region in Mali) and are either neighbors or related to one another. The group members buy and sell bread rolls, rice and mangos, and to expand their business they have joined Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their third group loan.

Aminata (the woman standing in the middle) is well-known in Bougoufié and the Château Ségou market because of the rice she sells. She plans to use the loan to purchase 300 kg of husked rice from wholesalers. She makes retail cash and credit sales at home and at Château Ségou market to a mixed clientele. With her loan, Aminata hopes to make an average monthly profit of 40,000 francs CFA, which she plans to reinvest in her business and use to cover certain household expenses.

In this group: Assetou , Aminata , Bintou , Awa , Sali , Assetou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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