A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy clothing for children.


Mougnou Group's story

Married and mostly living in monogamous families, on average 31 years old with 3 children, the four women of the group Mougnou all live in the Bagadadji de Ségou neighborhood (4th administrative region of Mali). They met through family and neighborhood ties. They sell condiments (boxes of tomato concentrate, onion, garlic, fresh tomatoes, groundnut paste...), clothing for children, "wax pagnes" (colorful African fabric) and "bazin" cloth. With the goal of getting fresh supplies for cash, the members of the group joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their 12th loan in solidarity. Madam Assan (the first woman to the extreme left in the photo) is a great seller of all kinds of clothing in the Bagadadji Ségou neighborhood. She plans to use her loan to buy 50 outfits for children at the great market of Ségou. With this loan, Madam Assan hopes to make an average monthly profit of 65,000 FCFA which will be reinvested in her business and used to ensure the healthcare and schooling of her children. Like the other women in the group, she has the ambition to breed little ruminants in this partnership with Soro Yiriwaso.

In this group: Assan , Matou , Chian , Maimouna
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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