A loan of $2,375 helped a member to purchase grain.

Pima Group's story

The Pima Group is made up of six married women with an average age of 36 years and an average of six children. They live in traditional extended families with their husbands, co-wives, brothers and sons in the Massablacoura district of the city of Bougouni. These women know one another through ties of vicinity, friendship and commerce. To strengthen their financial capacity with the aim of improving their business, the group joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are currently on their ninth loan cycle. The eight previous loans have been repaid in full.

This group of women does business selling grain through Mariam, shown in the photo on the far right. Mariam buys and sells grain, and with this loan, she plans to purchase two tons of corn from growers. Mariam sells her grain at the market and from her home, at retail, for cash and on credit to a clientele composed mainly of women. Mariam expects to earn an average monthly income of 40,000 FCFA, which she will use to reinvest in her business and repay the loan.

In this group: Mariam , Fatoumata , Djelika , Kadiatou, Awa , Safi

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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