A loan of $1,575 helped a member to buy various items.

Sewa Group's story

Mostly married and living in traditional extended households, the five women of the "Sewa" group are on average 41 years old with seven children. They all live in the town of Kimparana/San in the Ségou region (the fourth administrative region of Mali) and know each other through neighbourhood connections. They run businesses buying and selling condiments and cereals.
With the goal of meeting the growing and pressing needs of their expanding clientele, the group members decided to join Soro Yiriwaso's loan program and are on their 12th solidarity (group) loan.
Ms. Sitan (president of the group, standing on the left dressed in a "wax" style outfit with a smile) runs a successful business selling all kinds of condiments, "wax" style fabric, and damask. She is highly sought-after in the town of Kimparana and the surrounding areas.
She intends to use her loan to buy two 20-litre cans of cooking oil, two cartons of Maggi, one carton of pepper, three cartons of tomato concentrate, 15 sets of "wax" style fabric, and five sets of damask. She gets her supplies every month at Koutiala. She makes her sales at retail in cash to a mixed clientele at the grand market in Kimparana.
With this loan, Ms. Sitan hopes to realize an average monthly profit of 45,000 FCFA, which will be used to reinvest in her business and help her spouse take care of the household expenses.

In this group: Sitan , Bintou , Haby , Maimouna , Mariam
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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