A loan of $750 helped a member to buy plastic kitchen utensils.

Djidja Group's story

All married in extended traditional families, the five women who compose the DJIDJA group are, on average, 39 years old and have three children each. They all live in the village of Cinzara, in the Cercle of San, Segou region (fourth administrative region of Mali), and they know each other through neighborhood, marriage or family ties. They buy and sell utensils, condiments, grains etc.

In order to boost their businesses, the members of the group have joined Soro Yiriwaso, and this is their first solidarity loan.

Saran (sitting, with a white shawl wrapped around her head) is planning to use her loan to buy plastic kitchen utensils from wholesalers at the market of San. She sells for cash or on credit to a retail group of customers consisting of men and women.

She is expecting average monthly profits to reach 25,000 CFA francs. She will use her profits to reinvest in her activity and to meet some of her family's needs.

In this group: Saran, Oumou, Marthe, Bintou, Madeleine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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