A loan of $625 helped a member buy rice for her restaurant.

Sabali Group's story

The four women from the Sabali group are either married or widows, and all live in traditional families. They average 43 years of age with five children. They live together in the Darsalam Ségou neighborhood (4th administrative region of Mali).

They became acquainted through their activities, kinship and marriage ties. Members of the group retail potatoes, shallots and spaghetti. To increase their supply stock, group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their 15th group loan cycle.

Mrs. Koumba (in the middle of the three women sitting) is known in the Darsalam area for the quality of her restaurant. She plans to use the loan to buy four bags of rice for her restaurant from producers in Niono. She sells food dishes for cash in her restaurant.

Mrs. Koumba hopes to achieve with this loan an average monthly profit of 27,000 FCFA, which will be reinvested in the business and used to purchase household condiments and cover healthcare costs for the children.

In this group: Ami, Hawa, Tata, Koumba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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