A loan of $800 helped a member to buy fabric.

Teriya Group's story

The four members of the TERIYA group are married women who are 43 years old on average, and have an average of 5 children. Most of them live in monogamous families in Lafiabougou, one of the neighborhoods of the city of Sikasso.

They are on their fourth loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to meet the needs of their customers.

Aby, the first person from the right towards the left, sells food condiments and fabric in this TERIYA women's group. With this loan she plans to buy two rolls of fabric for men and women in Burkina Faso. She resells it at the market of Lafiabougou and in her family to a clientèle consisting of men and women, for cash. She envisions making an average monthly profit of 37,000 FCFA of which part is used for daily family expenses and the other is saved.

In this group: Aby, Awa, Djeneba, Kadiatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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