A loan of $1,175 helped a member purchase colorful African wax cloths.

Nyéléni Group's story

The six women comprising the Nyéléni group are married and mostly living in monogamous families, are on average 45 years old and have four children. They live in the Darsalam neighborhood in the city of Ségou (4th largest administrative region of Mali) and met through neighborhood links, family links and through their income-generating activities at the Château Ségou market. They are all involved in the sale of colorful African wax cloths, children's clothing, plastic shoes and local juices. In order to satisfy their growing client requests, the members of the group joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their 10th loan.
Mrs Adja Ramata (seen in the photo as the person most on the left of those) has a very positive reputation for selling was cloths at Darsalam and the Château market. She plans to use this loan in order to purchase 50 pieces of was cloth. She stocks up on merchandise buy purchasing bulk quantities from the Ségou and Bamako markets, and re-sells them for cash and credit to a customer base comprised mostly of women. She hopes to earn a monthly revenue of 45,000 FCFA (~88 USD) which will be reinvested in her activity and used to take care of her children's health. Mrs Adja Ramata hopes to purchase a batch of clothing through this partnership with Soro Yiriwaso.

In this group: Adja Ramata, Fatou, Safiatou, Ami, Ayou, Aby

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot

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