A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy cereals.

Djiguiya Group's story

The Djiguiya Group consists of married women with an average age of 38 and four children. They live in traditional families in Massablacoura, one of the neighborhoods in the city of Bougouni (the third largest administrative region of Mali). In order to satisfy the needs of their customers, they are on their 12th loan with Soro Yiriwaso, a microfinance organization. This group of women sells cereal (via Fatoumata) and clothes. Fatoumata, first from right to left in the photo, plans to use her loan to buy 1000 kg of cereals. She stocks up in the neighboring villages of Bougouni and resells at the market to a clientele of women and men, for cash and credit. She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 45,000 FCFA, part of which will be used to help her husband with daily expenses. The other part will be invested in the business.

In this group: Fatoumata, Setou, Aminata, Djeneba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh

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