A loan of $600 helped a member to buy fabric.

Sanouya Group's story

The four members of the "Sanouya" group are mainly married women, on average 41 years old with four children. They live mostly in monogamous households in the Babemba district, one of the new areas in the city of Sikasso, the 3rd administrative region of Mali.
They are on their second loan with the microfinance instituion Soro Yiriwaso in order to satisfy their customers' needs.
Ms. Aby runs a business selling fabric as part of the Sanouya group of women, and is standing second from the left in the photo.
With her loan, she intends to buy seven bolts of fabric, which she will resell at retail in the area. Her clientele is composed of men and women.
She foresees realizing an average monthly profit of 26,000 FCFA, of which one portion will be used to repay the loan and its interest, and the remainder will be saved.

In this group: Aby , Sitan , Fatoumata , Matou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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