A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy rice.


Sabougnouman Group's story

The five women in the Sabougnouman group are all married and in monogamous families. They are on average 36 years old and have on average 3 children. They all live in the Darsalam neighborhood in the Ségou region (4th administrative region of Mali) and know each other from their businesses at the Médine Ségou market. The group members sell rice, tomatoes, and clothing. In the goal of growing their business, the group members decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their tenth group loan. Mrs. Koumba (the first woman standing to the far right in the photo) has a big reputation in selling grains. She plans to use her loan to buy four bags of rice. She resells them for cash or credit from home to a clientele composed of men and women. Mrs. Koumba hopes to make 40,000 FCFA monthly with this loan, which will be used to reinvest into her business. Like the other women in the group, Mrs. Koumba hopes to build a long-term business partnership with Soro Yiriwaso.

In this group: Koumba , Bah , Oumou , Bah , Awa

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.



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