A loan of $600 helped a member to buy traditional medicines.

Sabougnouma Group's story

Sabougnouma is a group of women from Koutiala who live in big traditional families with their husbands, children, and other parents. They are an average age of 38, are married with an average of 4 children.
This group of women sells various items such as traditional medicines, condiments, and other miscellaneous items. To increase the size of their operations, the members decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan program. They are on their third loan.
Marie is a member of the Sabougnouma group. She is the second person from the left.
She plans to use her loan to buy 20 baskets of traditional medicines. She provides her products at the market in Koutiala and in the bush. She sells the products in cash or credit at home and at the market to a diverse clientele.
While the other Sabougnouma group members expect to make an average profit of 77 500CFA each during the loan cycle, Kadiatou expects to make 90 000FCFA.
In addition to the repayment of the loans, they will use a portion of the revenue to meet personal expenses and grow their business.

In this group: Kadiatou, Marie, Mamou, Minata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christina Pack

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