A loan of $625 helped a member to buy clothing.

Finesse Group's story

The female members of the Finesse group are all married, and have an average age of 32. They have an average of two children each, and mainly live in traditional families in the Massablacoura neighborhood in the city of Bougouni. These women know each other as they are related through marriage or have working relationships. To diversify their businesses and consolidate their capital, so that they can better meet their customers’ requests, they decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance loan program. They are on their first loan cycle.

This group of women works selling clothing and a number of other miscellaneous items. Moh, who is the only woman pictured standing, works buying and selling clothing. She gets her supplies from local wholesalers in the city of Bougouni, and plans to use her loan to buy a bale of second-hand clothing. After buying her clothing she then sells it from door to door and at home, on a cash and credit basis. Her customers are both male and female.

Moh plans to make an average monthly profit of 40,000 francs CFA, which she will use to invest in her business, pay medical expenses, and repay her loan.

In this group: Moh , Kadiatou , Filife , Djenebou , Mariam , Fanta
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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