A loan of $800 helped a member to purchase soaps.


Djiguiya Group's story

All of them married in traditional extended families, the four women of the group DJIGUIYA average 39 years of age and six children each. The women all live in the village of DIELI district, in Cercle de SAN, in Région de Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali), and they know one another through ties of community, marriage, and kinship. They sell a variety of goods and soaps. With the goal of increasing their business capital, the group members joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their third solidarity loan. Ms. MARATOU (second person standing from the right in the photo) excels in selling commercial and artisanal soaps, and she intends to use her loan to purchase 8 sacks of 'kabakourouni' and 10 sacks of BT et fanico. She gets her supplies from SAN wholesalers. Accepting cash or credit, she makes her sales at home and at the DIELI fair each Thursday. Her customer base is composed of men and women. With this loan, Ms. MARATOU hopes to make an average monthly profit of 22,000 francs CFA that will be used for reinvesting in her business and meeting household needs.

In this group: Tatou , Kotimi , Minata , Maratou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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