A loan of $600 helped a member to purchase traditional 'pagne' cloth.

Djiguiya Group's story

All of them married in traditional extended families, the four women of the group Djiguiya average 45 years of age and five children each. The women all live in the Dallan de San district, in Région de Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali), and they know one another through ties of community and kinship. They buy and sell a variety of merchandise. The group members are on their fifth solidarity loan.

Ms. ASSA (first woman standing from the right in the photo) excels in selling Wax cloth. She is much in demand in and around SAN City. She intends to use her loan to purchase 15 lengths of 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa) from SAN wholesalers. Accepting cash, she makes her sales retail to a customer base is composed of men and women.

With this loan, Ms. ASSA hopes to make an average monthly profit of 22,000 francs CFA that will be used for reinvesting in her business and helping out her husband in meeting household needs.

In this group: Assa , Dadou Bah , Assa , Aminata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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