A loan of $800 helped a member to purchase condiments to sell.


Djiguiya Group's story

The group DJIGUIYA is composed of six married women and two unmarried women. They average 27 years of age and have three children. They live for the most part in nuclear families in the Heremakono Nord district of Bougouni City.

They know one another through ties of community, friendship, and commerce. To bolster their financial capacity, so as to do better in business, they joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their first loan. This group of women buys and sells condiments, necklaces, fine goods, and beads of all kinds.

FANTA, who is the group's president, is the first woman at the left in the photo. She intends to use her loan to purchase 2 boxes of Maggi bouillon cubes from BOUGOUNI wholesalers. Accepting cash or credit from a customer base composed essentially of women, she makes her sales retail at the market and at home.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 25,000 francs CFA that will be invested in her business and used to repay the loan.

In this group: Fanta , Margarette , Fatoumata , Sitan , Saran , Awa , Rokia , Tenin
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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