A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy cereals.


Kelegna Group's story

This group is made up of 4 women who are all married and have an average age of 43 and, on average, 5 children. They live in traditional, extended families with their husbands, co-spouses, brothers and sons in the district of Massablacoura, in Bougouni town. They got to know each other through 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 do business, and are on their 8th loan. The seven previous loans have been properly repaid.

This group of women sells cereals via Routie. She is on the far left in the picture. She buys and sells cereals and plans to use her loan to buy 1500 kgs of corn from the farmers. She makes her sales at the market and at home, for cash or credit, to a retail clientèle composed mainly of women. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 35 000 francs, part of which will be reinvested in her business and part of which will be used to repay the loan.

In this group: Routie , Koumba, Chata , Ramatou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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