A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy clothes for resale.

Soutoura Group's story

The four members of the "Soutoura" group are married women, on average 45 years old with five children. They live in monogamous households in Hamdallaye, a populous district in the city of Sikasso.
They are on their 13th loan with the microfinance instituion Soro Yiriwaso in order to satisfy their customers' needs.
Ms. Safiatou runs a business selling clothes as part of the Soutoura group of women, and is standing second from the right in the photo.
With her loan, she intends to buy twenty sets of pagne wax (a type of brightly-printed clothing), which she will resell at retail in cash in the area to a clientele composed mainly of women.
She foresees realizing an average monthly profit of 85,000 FCFA, of which one portion will be used to repay the loan and its interest, and the remainder will be saved.

In this group: Safiatou , Safiatou, Nahawa , Mariam

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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