A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy shea nuts.


Soutoura Group's story

The five members of the SOUTOURA group are essentially married women with an average age of 43 and who have on average four children. They live for the most part in polygamous families in NOUMOUSSO, a popular neighborhood in the city of KADIOLO. They are on their ninth loan with microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to help satisfy their clientele. Their previous loans were properly repaid.

SANATA, the first one sitting at the right of the photo, sells shea butter in this female group SOUTOURA. With her loan, she plans to buy a dozen 100kg-sacks of shea nuts. She stocks up in KADIOLO’s neighboring villages and often in the grand market in KADIOLO on market days. She sells them after making the shea butter at the market on market days and at home to a clientele of men and women for cash. She foresees making an average monthly profit of 25,500 FCFA, part of which will go towards repaying her loan and interest, and another of which will go towards her savings.

In this group: Awa , Aby Beh , Mariam , Sanata , Djeneba
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.



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