A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy and sell tubers.


Djougousomperin Group's story

The four members of the "Djougousomperin" group are married women, on average 40 years old with five children, and live in monogamous households in Hamdallaye, a populous district in the city of Sikasso, the 3rd administrative region of Mali. They are on their 13th loan with the microfinance instituion Soro Yiriwaso in order to satisfy their customers' needs. Ms. Kadiatou runs a business selling tubers as part of the Djougousomperin group of women, and is standing all the way on the left in the photo. With her loan, she intends to buy twenty 50-kg bags of potatoes, 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 75,000 FCFA, of which one portion will be used to repay the loan and its interest, and the remainder will be saved.

In this group: Kadiatou , Fatoumata , Silvie , Bintou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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