A loan of $875 helped a member buy pagnes.


Sebougou Group's story

Members of the Sébougou group are mainly married women who on average are 27 years old with four children. Most of them live in monogamous families in Sanoubougou I, one of the neighborhoods in the city of Sikasso.

They are on their second loan with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution, seeking to satisfy the needs of their customers.

In this group of women Ms. Djénébou trades fabrics. She is the third person standing from the right.

With her ​​loan she plans to buy 10 lengths of pagne cloth (colorful West-African fabric). She will then resell them retail, on the spot or at the market, for cash, to a customer base consisting of a majority of women.

She expects to make an average monthly profit of 22,000 FCFA she will use to pay off the loan and interest, putting the rest into savings.

In this group: Djenebou , Maimouna , Aminata , Assetou , Afouchata , Kadia
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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