A loan of $1,850 helped a member to buy bazin cloth and dyes.

Sabougnouman Group's story

The six women in the Sabougnouman group are married and most of them live in monogamous families. On average, they are 35 years old and have three children. They live together in the Hamdallaye neighbourhood in the region of Ségou (the 4th administrative region of Mali) and know each other through being relatives, neighbours and in-laws.

The members of the group sell dyed clothing (high-quality and medium-quality bazin cloth). In order to increase their business funds, the members of the group joined Soro Yiriwaso. This is their 13th solidarity loan cycle.

Rokia (pictured standing third from the right) has a great reputation in the dyed bazin trade. She is hoping to use her loan to buy 20 meters of high-quality bazin and 10 boxes of colours and indigos for dyeing the cloth. She sells dyed bazin for cash and on credit, both from home and as a travelling vendor, to her customers in the local neighbourhood, the majority of whom are women.

Rokia hopes that with this loan she can make an average of 40 000 CFA francs per month, which she will use to reinvest in the business and buy additional food supplies for her household.

In this group: Rokia, Alimata, Awa Moumouni, Hawa, Mamou, Aminata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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