A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy rice.

Jiguiya Group's story

The five members of the JIGUIYA group are married women who, on average, are 35 years old and have three children each. They live in monogamous families in Médine, one of the working class neighborhoods of the city of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali). This is their twelfth loan with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso, and they are taking this loan to meet their customers' needs.

DJENEDJIE is a member of the JIGUIYA group and she sells rice. In the photo, she is the woman standing in the middle.

She is planning to use her loan to buy four bags of hulled rice (brown rice) which she will resell locally, with her family, to a retail customer base which mostly consists of women who pay her cash.

She is expecting average monthly profits to reach 35,000 CFA francs, part of which will be used to pay back her loan and the interest, while the rest will be saved.

In this group: Rokia , Alima, Salimata , Awa , Djenedjie
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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