A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase shea nuts for making shea butter.


Djantoyerela Group's story

The four members of the group DJANTOYERELA are married women averaging 44 years of age and five children each. The women live in polygamous families in NOUMOUSSO, a working-class district in Kadiolo City. They are on their seventh loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to satisfy the needs of their customers. The past loans were correctly paid back.

SITAN, who is second from the right in the photo, sells shea butter in this group of women. She intends to use her loan to purchase a dozen sacks of shea nuts. She gets her supplies from the villages neighoring Kadiolo City and at the big market in town on market days. After processing the nuts into shea butter, she sells her product for cash to a customer base composed of men and women at the market and at home.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 37,250 francs CFA. Part of the profits is used for repaying the loan and the interest on it, and the other part is for her savings.

In this group: Sitan , Kadiatou, Gnama , Djeneba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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