A loan of $925 helped a member to buy 2 baskets of dried and smoked fish and one box of tomato concentrate.

Kodon Group's story

The Kodon group is made up of 6 women who are all married and have an average age of 30 and, on average, 3 children. They all live in traditional families in Méridièla, one of the villages in the Bougouni Circle. They got to know each other thanks to neighbourly and professional relationships, and friendships. They joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to strengthen their financial capacity so that they could better conduct their business and are on their 3rd group loan. The previous loans have been properly repaid. This group of women sells condiments, cereals and prepared food.

Doussouba, who is standing and holding paperwork, buys and sells condiments. She plans to use her loan to buy 2 baskets of dried and smoked fish and one box of tomato concentrate from the wholesalers. She makes her sales at the Méridièla market, at the markets in the surrounding villages and door-to-door, for cash or credit to a retail clientèle made up of men and women. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 35 000 francs, which will be reinvested in her business and used to repay the loan.

In this group: N’Pene , Nian , Minata , Awa , Awa , Doussouba

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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