A loan of $525 helped a member to buy various items.


Djiguisseme Group's story

All married and living in traditional extended households, the five women of the "Djiguisseme" group are on average 42 years old with seven children. They all live in the town of Yasso, San circle, in the Ségou region (the fourth administrative region of Mali) and know each other through neighbourhood, marriage, and family links. They run businesses selling various items. With the goal of expanding their business, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their third solidarity (group) loan. Ms. Biowe (standing first from the left and dressed in blue) runs a successful business selling condiments and dried cereals. She intends to use her loan to buy one carton of soumbala, three cartons of Maggi, and 200 kg of millet. She gets her supplies from the wholesalers in the town. She makes her sales in cash, at retail, and on credit to a clientele composed of men and women. Her sales take place at the weekly market days (on Fridays) in Yasso and at the larger market days in the area. With this loan, Ms. Biowe hopes to realize an average monthly profit of 19,500 FCFA, which will be used to reinvest in her business and take care of the household expenses.

In this group: Biowe , Mathe , Anouzo , Veronique, Alima
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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