A loan of $1,850 helped a member to buy grains.

Sikidia Group's story

The members of the Sikidia group are all married women who are, on average, 33 years old and have five children each. Most of them live in traditional families, in the Massablacoura neighborhood of the city of Bougouni.

They are friends, neighbors, or have come to know one another through their commercial activities. In order to boost their financial capacity and to improve their businesses, they have joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are on their fifth loan. They sell grains, condiments, soft drinks and food products.

Bébé, who is holding a paper, buys and sells grains (millet, maize, groundnut, fonio, sorghum and beans).

With her loan, she is planning to buy 500 kg of millet from stallholders in Bougouni. She sells at the market and from home, for cash and on credit, to a retail customer base consisting of men and women.

She is expecting average monthly profits to reach 35,000 CFA francs, which will be reinvested in her business, used to cover healthcare costs and to repay her loan.

In this group: Djeneba, Safiatou, Bébé, Fatoumata, Djénéba, Maïmouna

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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