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


Jiguiseme Group's story

The six members of the group Jiguiseme are essentially married women who are on average 40 years old, and have on average 4 children.

Most of them live in monogamous families in Médine, one of the popular neighborhoods of the town of Sikasso in the third administrative region of Mali.

They are on their 11th loan with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso due to the concern of satisfying the needs of their clientele.

Madam Maimouna sells fabric in this group of women. She is in the fourth position from left to right.

She plans to buy two rolls of fabric which she will resell retail on the spot and at the market in Médine.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 17,500 FCFA of which part is used to pay the loan and its interest and the other for her savings.

Her ambition is to increase her turnover to better satisfy her clientele.

In this group: Aicata , Djenebou , Sali , Biba , Djeneba , Maimouna

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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