A loan of $600 helped a member to buy condiments.


Sabali Group's story

Diamadjigui is a group that is a member of the Sabali de N'tentou association, and made up of four women who came to know each other through family and neighbourhood contacts. They are on average 43 years old, married, with six children. They have different activities such as the buying and selling of condiments like Setou who is the first person standing looking from right to left in the photo. They live in big traditional families in N'tentou in Kati prefecture (Koulikoro region, Mali republic)

They have been running small businesses for several years and are very much in demand for their activities.

In order to satisfy growing customer demand, they decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso credit programme two years ago. This is their fourth solidarity loan.

Setou, who is the president of the group and very well known in N'tentou, excels in the sales of condiments. She intends to use her loan to buy food condiments: onion, cabbage, dried okra, spices and Maggi cubes. She buys her stock in Bamako and locally from wholesalers and sells her goods retail in N'tentou and Ouelessebougou for cash or credit to both men and women customers. She hopes to make a monthly profit of 20.000FCFA which would enable her to repay her loan and reinvest in her business.

In this group: Setou , Sabou , Fanta , Maimouna

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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