A loan of $425 helped to buy paste for soap.

Mamou's story

Mamou is 54 years old, married, and has four children. She lives with her children at her husband's house in the Pelegana Sebenikoro area of Ségou.
Having ended her studies for societal reasons, she has run revenue-generating activities for several years. She began by dyeing and selling damask and currently makes soap in the local style. She has run this business for two years and enjoys a large clientele composed mainly of women.
With the goal of expanding her business to meet her clientele's demands, she turned to Soro Yiriwaso, with whom she has worked for 72 months. After having obtained four solidarity (group) and four individual loans, all repaid properly, she is on her fifth individual loan. She intends to use this loan to buy two barrels of soap paste. She gets her supplies locally at the "Bah Mariana" oil mill in Pelengana. Mamou makes her sales in cash and on credit to a clientele composed of women. She foresees realizing a monthly profit of 40,000 FCFA, which will allow her to take care of certain family expenses and strengthen her business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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