A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy fish.


Mougnou Group's story

All married and living in extended, traditional families, the 10 women of the Mougnou group have an average age of 41 and, on average, 6 children. They all live in the town of Tominian in the Ségou region (4th administrative district of Mali) and got to know each other through neighbourly and family relationships, and marriage. They are small resellers of fish, condiments and various other items. The members of the group joined Soro Yiriwaso in order to increase their business and are on their first group loan.

Tenin (the first person standing on the left in the picture) is well known by everyone in town for the smoked and fresh fish that she sells. She plans to use her loan to buy 3 boxes of smoked fish and 5 boxes of fresh fish. She gets her supplies from the wholesalers in San. She makes her sales for cash or credit, door-to-door, at the Saturday market and at the large market fairs in the surrounding area, to a retail clientèle made up of men and women. Thanks to this loan, Tenin hopes to make an average monthly profit of 20 000 francs which will be reinvested in her business and used to take care of the household needs.

In this group: Mama , Tenin , Fanta , Treize , Wahan , Worowe , Yani , Mah , Mamy , Alima

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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