A loan of $825 helped a member to purchase fruit.

Sabaly Group's story

The four members of the group SABALY are essentially married women averaging 35 years of age and four children each. The women live for the most part in monogamous families in Kamalen Sirakoro, a district in Sikasso City. They are on their eleventh loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to meet the needs of their customers.

WASSA does commerce in fruit & vegetables in this group of women. She is the one standing second from the right in the photo. She intends to use her loan to purchase 25 baskets of bananas (sweet and plantain), 6 baskets of papayas, and 15 baskets of oranges, which she resells locally and at the Sikasso market. The sales are made in cash by the family at the retail level. Their customer base is composed mostly of women.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 22,000 francs CFA. Part of the profits will be used to repay the loan and cover the interest, and the other part will go toward her savings.

In this group: Sanata, Sitan, Mafoune, Wassa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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