A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy cereals.

Sikidia Group's story

The Sikidia 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 fourth loan with Soro Yiriwaso, a microfinance organization. This group of women sells cereal (via Aminata), seasonings, drinks, and "atieke" (semolina made from manioc). Aminata, sitting in the middle with a child 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 from home and at the market to a clientele of women and men, for cash and credit. She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 50,000 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: Aminata , Fatoumata , Safiatou, Bebe , Djeneba , Mamine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh

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