A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy cereals.


Kayira Group's story

The Kayira group is made up of six women, all married and who, on average, are 38 years old and have four children. They live in traditional, extended families with their husbands, co-spouses, brothers and sons in the Heremakono Centre neighborhood of the town of Bougouni. They know each other from neighbordhood, friendship, and business ties. To increase their financial capacity in order to better conduct their commerce, they joined the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso, with whom they are on their fifth loan. Their previous loans have all been repaid correctly. This group of women sells cereals. Sali, who is seated third from the right and is wearing a red headscarf, plans to buy 1,500 kilograms of cereals from peasant producers. Sali makes her sales in a market and from home, for cash and credit to customers who are men and women. She hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 80,000 francs CFA, which will be invested back in the businesses and used to repay the loan.

In this group: Sali , Salimata , Djenebou , Kadia , Kadiatou , Setou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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