A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy shoes.


Lumiere Group's story

The five members of the Lumiere group are mainly married women of an average age of 37 years with four children. Most of them live in monogamous families at Hamdallaye in Sikasso.
This is their ninth loan from the Soro Yiriwaso micro financial institution. Their aim is to satisfy their customers.
Aoua sells shoes through this group of women. She is the second member from left to right in the picture.
With her loan she hopes to buy about 200 pairs of plastic shoes which she will sell retail locally and at the market in Hamdallaye.
She hopes to make an average monthly profit of 22 500 FCFA, some of which she will use to pay back her loan and the interests and the rest she will save.

In this group: Aoua , Agaissa , Kissa , Djeneba , Mariam

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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