A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase soap.


Saniya Group's story

Most of them married in traditional families and averaging 32 years of age and three children each, the four women of the group Saniya all live in Sikasso City (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through ties of kinship, community, and their professional work. They buy and sell clothing, grocery items, and general merchandise. With the goal of increasing their business capital, the group members joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their second solidarity loan cycle. Ms. Albatourou does commerce in soap. She is the second from the left in the photo. She intends to use her loan to purchase about 5 bags of Kabakourouni soap (which is made in the traditional manner). She gets her supplies locally in Sikasso from wholesalers and makes her sales from home. Her customer base is composed of men and women. With this loan, Ms. Albatourou plans on making an average monthly profit of 20,000 francs CFA that will be used to reinvest in her business and to meet certain household needs.

In this group: Albatourou , Mariam , Ami , Djeneba
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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