A loan of $600 helped a member to buy smoked fish.


Djèmanguelen Group's story

The four members of the Djèmanguelen group are married women, living mainly in monogamous families and averaging 51 years of age, with four children. They all live in the Ségou Coura district of the town of Ségou and know each other as neighbors. They buy and resell fish, gourds, cereals and condiments. With the goal of bolstering their working capital, the group members have decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan program and are now on their 6th solidarity loan.

Mrs. Kadia (the first one from the right to the left in the photo) is known in Ségou Coura as a vendor of smoked and fresh fish. She plans to use her loan to buy 60 kg of smoked fish. She stops up in Markala. She sells retail, for cash and on credit to a customer base composed mainly of women. With this loan, Mrs. Kadia hopes to achieve an average monthly revenue of 20,000 West African francs, which will be reinvested in her business in order to expand it.

In this group: Fatoumata , Baron , Anatou , Kadia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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