A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy cereals.


Djiguisseme Group's story

The Djiguisseme group is constituted of three married women and one widow averaging 52 years of age, with five children. They live in traditional extended families with their husbands, other wives, brothers and children in the Massablacoura district of the town of Bougouni. They know each other as neighbors and friends as well as through their work. IN order to strengthen their financing capacity and better manage their business, they have joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution and are now on their eight loan. The seven preceding loans have been duly repaid. The group members sell cereals, which is what Kadiatou does, for example. She is the one holding a paper in her hands. She buys and resells cereals, and her plan is to user her loan to buy 1200 kg [2646 lbs] of cereals from farmers. She sells at the market and out of her home, retail, for cash and on credit, to a customer base composed mainly of women. She plans to achieve an average monthly revenue of 50,000 West African francs, which will be reinvested in her business and used to pay off the loan.

In this group: Kadiatou , Fatoumata, Rokia , Bintou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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