A loan of $2,400 helped a member to purchase corn.

Sabali Group's story

The group SABALI comprises six women, all married and averaging 39 years of age and four children each. The women live in traditional extended families with their husbands, co-wives, brothers, and sons in the Hérémakono Nord district of Bougouni City. They know one another through ties of community, friendship, and commerce. To bolster their financial capacity, so as to operate their businesses better, they joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their second loan. The previous loan was indeed paid back.

This group of women does commerce in grains, as does AWA, who is the first women on the left in the photo. She buys and sells grains and intends to use her loan to purchase 2 tonnes of corn from peasant producers. Accepting cash or credit, she makes her sales at the market and at home to a customer base composed essentially of women. She envisions making an average monthly profit of 35,000 francs CFA that will be reinvested in her work and used to repay the loan.

In this group: Awa , Fanta , Habi , Kadiatou, Batoma , Fatoumata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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