A loan helped a member to buy ingredients for food preparation.

Djiguitougou Group's story

The Djiguitougou group is made up exclusively of married women having an average age of 27 years, and an average of three children each. They all live in large, traditional families in the town of Fana, in the region of Koulikoro (second-biggest administrative region in the Republic of Mali).

The women are either relatives, neighbors, or friends to one another. They prepare and sell food dishes, and they buy and sell shoes, kitchen utensils, cosmetic products, condiments, clothing, yams, and charcoal.

The women of the Djiguitougou group are on their second group loan.

FATOUMATA is the third person from the left in the photo. She plans to buy foodstuffs (yams, plantains, meat, and condiments) at the market in Fana, then use the foodstuffs to prepare and sell dishes alongside the road that connects Ségou and Bamako.

She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 30,000 FCFA, part of which she will use to cover the needs of her family. She will also reinvest a portion of the profits in her business of selling prepared dishes.

In this group: Kadia Abdoulaye, Nematou, Habi, Fatoumata, Kadia, Sokona

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer anonymized.

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