A loan of $450 helped a member to buy rice.

Jiguisseme Group's story

The nine members of JIGUISSEME Group are mostly married women averaging 32 years of age and three children. Most of them live in polygamous families in Siekourani, one of the villages in the Loulouni commune in Kadiolo Cercle (Sikasso), third administrative region of Mali.

They are seeking their fourth loans from Kiva's partner, the MFI Soro Yiriwaso, in order to satisfy their clientele's needs. Previous loans ended without problems.

Rokia, sitting on the left in the picture, is selling cereals. She intends to use her part of the loan to buy 2 sacks of locally produced rice. She gets her supplies in the villages surrounding Siekourani.

She retails for cash at the Siekourani market during fair days and at her home, to a clientele comprising both men and women.

She foresees turning an average monthly profit of XOF 12'750 (ca US$ 25). Part of it will be used to repay the loan and interests, while the rest be put away.

In this group: Sali, Mariam Solo, Rokia, Mariam B, Assitan, Rokia, Yefane, Sali Ousmane, Rokia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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