A loan of $425 helped a member to buy rice.


Dembagnouma Group's story

The 4 members of the Dembagnouma group are married women with an average age of 39 and, on average, 4 children, who live in monogamous families in the Babemba district, one of the popular districts of Sikasso town (3rd administrative region of Mali). This is their 3rd loan from the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution, requested in order to satisfy their customers' needs.

Korotoumou is the group member who sells rice. She is standing in the middle of the picture. She plans to buy 3 50-kilo bags of rice from the farmers, which she will resell door-to-door and at the Médine market to a diverse and varied retail clientèle. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 12 500 francs, part of which will be used to pay off the loan and its interest and part of which will be used to build up her savings.

In this group: Aby , Kadiatou , Fanta , Korotoumou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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