A loan of $275 helped a member to buy children's clothing.

Sewesse Group's story

All married and living in traditional extended households, the four women of the "Sewesse" group are on average 30 years old with six 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 buying and selling condiments and various items.
With the goal of expanding their business, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their third solidarity (group) loan.
Ms. Rebeka (pregnant, and standing second from the left) intends to use her loan to buy five dozen sets of children's clothing. She gets her supplies from the wholesalers in Burkina Faso. 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 in San and at the larger market days in the area.
With this loan, Ms. Rebeka hopes to realize an average monthly profit of 18,000 FCFA, which will be used to reinvest in her business and take care of the household expenses.

In this group: Rebeka , Rebeka , Aliza , Djeneba , Behira

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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