A loan of $575 helped a member to buy fruit.

Joli Group's story

Married for the most part in traditional families with an average age of 32 years and 3 children, the women of the JOLI group all live in the town of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali) and met one another through family and neighborhood ties and their professional activities.

They do catering, sell fruits and vegetables, clothing, rice, jewelry and condiments.

With the goal of increasing their business, the members of the group worked with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their third group loan cycle.

Fati, second from the left, plans to use her loan to buy 8 baskets of oranges and 5 bunches of bananas. She gets her supplies locally in Sikasso, from the wholesalers and sells to a clientèle consisting of men and women, at the market, as an intinerant saleswoman and from her home. With this loan Fati plans to achieve an average monthly profit of 20,000 FCFA which will be used to be reinvested in the business and to take care of certain needs of the home.

In this group: Fati, Korotoumou, Adam, Aminata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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