A loan of $1,875 helped a member to buy boxes of tomato concentrate.

Horonya Group's story

The 9 members of the Horonya group are married and mostly live in monogamous families. They have an average age of 45 and, on average, 5 children and all live in the village of Cinzana Gare, the main town of a rural commune in the Ségou region (4th administrative region of Mali). They got to know each other thanks to neighbourly relationships and their revenue-generating activities. They buy and sell condiments (tomatoes, boxes of tomato concentrate, onions, etc.), cereals, wax cloth pagnes (highly colourful and decorative West African clothing), bed sheets, fruits and vegetables. The members of the group decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso in order to increase their business and are on their 5th group loan cycle.

Kadiatou, commonly called Youma, (the woman sitting on the left in the picture) is a large seller of all sorts of condiments in the village of Cinzare Gare. She plans to use her loan to buy 6 boxes of tomato concentrate, wholesale, at the Bamako Grand Market. She makes her sales for cash or credit from her home and at the village market to a customer base composed mainly of women. Youma hopes to make an average monthly profit of 42 000 francs with the help of this loan, which will be reinvested in her business and used to take care of the household's condiment needs.

In this group: Maimouna, Kadiatou, Djènèba, Kadiatou Dite Youma, Sitan, Koudedia, Massitan, Bintou, Tata

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