A loan of $400 helped a member to buy ingredients to prepare and sell meals.


Denbagnouma Group's story

The four members of the "Denbagnouma" group are married women, on average 39 years old with five children. They live 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 institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to satisfy their customers' needs.
Ms. Aby prepares and sells meals as part of the Denbagnouma group of women, and is standing second from the left in the photo.
With her loan, she intends to buy one sack of rice and to use the remainder to buy condiments.The majority of her customers are men.
She foresees realizing an average monthly profit of 20,500 FCFA, of which one portion will be used to repay the loan and its interest, and the remainder will be saved.
Her ambition is to increase her sales volume in order to better satisfy her clientele.

In this group: Aby , Kadiatou , Fanta , Korotoumou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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