A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy fabric.


Sebougou Group's story

The six members of the SEBOUGOU group are married women with a mean age of 29 and an average of four children each. Most of them live in monogamous families in SANOUBOUGOU I, a working-class neighborhood in the city of Sikasso. This is their third loan from the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso with a view to satisfying the needs of their customers.

DJENEBOU sells fabric in this group of women. She is the first person standing on the left-hand side [of the photo]. She plans to use the loan to buy 15 rolls of fabric that she will sell retail in her shop and at the market for cash or credit to a clientele composed mainly of women.

She plans to earn an average monthly profit of 26,500 FCFA, part of which she will use to pay back the loan and its interest, and the rest of which she will save. She wants to increase her sales to better satisfy her customers.

In this group: Djenebou , Maimouna , Aminata , Assetou , Afouchata , Kadia
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry



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