A loan of $275 helped a member to buy shoes.


Djiguisseme Group's story

The Djiguisseme group is entirely made up of married women who have an average age of 34 and, on average, 4 children, and who all live in traditional, extended families in the village of Chakabougou, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They got to know each other through family and neighbourly relationships, and friendships. They sell shoes, condiments, groundnuts and various other shop items. The women of the Djiguisseme group are on their second group loan, having properly repaid the previous one.

N'Dja, the woman standing in the middle of the back row, plans to buy a dozen pairs of plastic shoes from the wholesalers of Dioïla and Fana, so that she can resell them locally in her village. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 5 000 francs, part of which will be used to meet her family's needs and part of which will be reinvested in her plastic shoe-selling business.

In this group: Mamou, Sitan Yoro , N’Dja, Sitan Adama , Awa , Sali , Fanta , Awa , Ami

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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