A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy fruits and vegetables.

Jiguiya Group's story

The JIGUIYA group is made up of four married women. They have an average age of 39 years and an average of four children each. The women live in polygamous families in SIEKOURANI, a village in the commune of Loulouni in the cercle of Kadiolo. They are on their 22nd loan with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso, in order to satisfy their customers' needs. All of their previous loans were correctly repaid.

MARIAM (sitting, far right) is a member of the JIGUIYA group, and she buys and sells fruits and vegetables in Siekourani, Kadiolo, and Loulouni. She plans to use her loan to buy baskets of fresh tomatoes, cabbage, and bananas. She buys her goods from producers in Siékourani and in the surrounding villages. She sells her goods along the side of the road in Siékourani every day (and especially on the day of the fair) for cash to a clientele made up of both men and women.

She plans to earn an average monthly profit of 95,000 FCFA, part of which she will use to pay the interest on the loan and the rest of which she will save.

In this group: Mariam, Awa, Assa, Chiaka Mariam

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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