A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy seasonings.

Djiguisseme Group's story

The Djiguisseme group is made up of married women, who on average are 46 years old, have 4 children, and live in traditional large families in the Sirifila village in the Massigui commune in the Dioîla prefecture in the Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the republic of Mali). They know each other through family, neighbors, and friends. They sell seasonings and spices, clothing, and grains. The women of the Djiguisseme group are on their twentieth group loan. BATOMA, standing on the right, plans to buy a box of tomato puree, a bag of dried gombo, two hundred kilos of dried onion, and three bags of salt from wholesalers in Massigui. She makes her sales at the village to a clientele composed of women and men. She foresees earning a monthly profit of 70,000 FCFA, which will be used for the needs of her family, and a portion of it will be reinvested into her business of selling seasonings.

In this group: Djeneba, Djeneba, Makaria, Batoma

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.

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