A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy food condiments.


Jiguiya Group's story

Mostly married and living in traditional households, the six women of the Jiguiya group are on average 32 years old with three children and all live in the city of Sikasso (3rd administrative region of Mali). They know each other through familial and neighbourhood links, as well as through their professional activities.
They prepare and sell meals and sell fruits and vegetables, clothing, rice, and food condiments.
With the goal of expanding their business, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their fifth solidarity (group) loan cycle.
Ms. Rokia, third from the left in the photo, intends to use her loan to prepare and sell meals. For this, she intends to buy 10 chickens and two 100-kg bags of rice. She gets her supplies locally in Sikasso from wholesalers, and makes her sales at her restaurant to a clientele composed of men and women. With this loan, Ms. Rokia intends to realize an average monthly profit of 30,000 FCFA, which will be used to reinvest in her business and take care of certain household expenses.

In this group: Mariam , Dialia , Rokia , Nana , Kadiatou , Awa

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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