A loan of $1,375 helped a member to buy firewood.

Horongna Group's story

Horongna is a grouping of women from Hamdallaye in Koutiala who know each other well and live in large traditional families with their husbands, children and other relatives. They average 34 years of age, are single and married with at least one child each.

This group of women trade in a variety of products such as fabrics, firewood, okra and kitchen utensils etc.

In order to increase their business volume, the members decided to join Soro Yiriwaso's loan program and they are on their second group loan.

Sali is a member of the Horongna group and sells firewood. She is planning to use her loan to buy barrowloads of firewood. She gets these in the villages of Koutiala and sells them on a retail basis for cash at home to a diverse customer base. She is in great demand.

While the other members of the Horongna group expect to make an average profit of 124,290FCFA during the loan cycle, Oumo is expecting to make 120,000FCFA. As well as repaying their loans, the women use part of their income to cover personal expenses and increase their working capital.

In this group: Awa , Kadidiatou, Binta , Aichata, Sali , Haby, Tene

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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