A loan of $500 helped a member to make pastries.

Sabali Group's story

All married, the average member of the 5-member Sabali group is 35 years old and has 3 children. They all live in traditional extended families with their husbands, co-spouses, and children. They live in the Torakabougou neighborhood of Bougouni.

The members of this group came to know each other as neighbors, and through friendship and business. In order to increase their financial capacity, they have partnered with the lending program of the microfinance organization Soro Yiriwaso. This is their first loan.

These women are in the pastry business, led by Awa. Awa is the president of the group, pictured dressed in green with a paper in her hand. She plans on using her portion of the loan proceeds to purchase 200kg of sorghum from farmer producers.

Awa runs her business from her home, both for cash and on credit, to a customer base of both men and women. She hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 20,000 francs CFA which will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Awa , Kadiatou , Awa , Mai , Tata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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