A loan of $1,425 helped a member to buy soap.


Sabougnouma Group's story

The five members of the Sabougnouma group are all married women, living mainly in traditional families and averaging 39 years of age with four children. They all live in the Bogoula settlement of the town of Skiasso (the third administrative district of Mali) and know each other as relatives and neighbors or through their business.

They sell soap and cerealsand also make sounbala [traditional spicy seasoning] for sale.
With the goal of bolstering their working capital, the group members have joined Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their ninth solidarity loan.
Mrs. Korotoumou, standing in the middle, plans to use her loan to buy 20 boxes of soap. She stocks up locally and then sells out of her home and as a street vendor, to a customer base composed of both men and women. Thanks to this loan, Mrs. Korotoumou plans to achieve a monthly revenue of 50,000 West African francs, which will be used to reinvest in her business and cover some household expenses.

In this group: Korotoumou , Maminata , Sanata , Salimata , Alimata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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