A loan of $875 helped a member to buy fish.


Kenyereye Group's story

Married for the most part in traditional families and averaging 38 years of age and 3 children each, the women of the group Kenyereye all live in Sikasso City (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali) and know one another through ties of kinship, community, and their professional work. They sell condiments, grains, vegetable oil, fish, etc. With the goal of increasing their business capital, the group members joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their second solidarity loan cycle. Ms. Fatoumata, seated at the right in the photo, plans on using her loan to buy 2 baskets of fish. She gets her supplies locally in Sikasso from wholesalers and makes her sales door to door, at home, and at the market. Her customer base is composed of men and women. With this loan, Ms. Fatoumata plans on making an average monthly profit of 80,000 francs CFA that will be used for reinvesting in the business and for covering certain household needs.

In this group: Mama , Aby , Awa , Fatoumata, Alimata, Aminata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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