A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy 15 boxes of soap.

Baara Group's story

The Timinandia group is made up of 5 women who are all married and have an average age of 37 and, on average, 3 children. They mostly live in traditional families in the district of Heremakono Nord, Bougouni town. They got to know each other through neighbourly and business relationships and friendships. They joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to strengthen their financial capacity so that they can better do business, and are on their 5th loan. This group of women sells soap, like Mariam who is the only woman sitting down. She plans to use her loan to buy 15 boxes of soap from the local wholesalers. She makes her sales at the market and door-to-door for cash and occasionally credit to a clientèle composed of men and women. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 42 000 francs which she will reinvest in her business and use to repay the loan.

In this group: Mamou, Mariam , Minata, Maïmouna, Fatoumata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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