A loan of $725 helped a member to buy vegetables for making sauces.

Djiguiya Group's story

Djiguiya is a group of women from the Moussabougou neighborhood in the town of Koutiala. They live in large traditional families with their husbands, children, and other relatives. They average 32 years old, are married, and are mothers to at least two children. This group of women sells a variety of items, including vegetables to make sauces, other vegetables, sugar, bouillie [a type of porridge], etc. To increase the size of their businesses, the members of the Djiguiya group decided to join the loan program of Soro Yiriwaso. This is their fourth group loan.

Mamine (the first woman on the right in the photo) is a member of the Djiguiya group, and she sells vegetables that are used to make sauces. She intends to use her part of the loan to buy these vegetables in bulk from the large market in Koutiala. She will sell all these vegetables for cash at home and at the market to different customers. She is highly in demand. While the other members of the Djiguiya group each expect to earn an average monthly profit of 123,750 francs CFA (XOF) during the span of the loan, Mamine expects to make 135,000 francs CFA (XOF).

In addition to paying back the loans, this group will use a part of their income to pay for personal expenses and to increase their businesses. They hope to see this strengthen their partnership with Soro Yiriwaso so that their stocks are not depleted.

In this group: Mamine, Rokia, Chitan, Fatoumata, Aminata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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