A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy potatoes.


Diougousoperin Group's story

The 4 members of the Diougousoperin group are married women with an average age of 39 and, on average, 4 children. Most of them live in monogamous families in Hamdallaye, one of the popular districts of Sikasso town, in the 3rd administrative region of Mali. This is their 14th loan from the institution from the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution, requested in order to satisfy their customers' needs. Bintou, standing 3rd from the right in the picture, sells potatoes. She plans to use her loan to buy about 400 kilos of potatoes which she will resell with her family from a fixed spot at the Sikasso market, for cash, to a retail clientèle made up of men and women. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 35 000 francs, part of which will be used to repay the loan and its interest, and part of which will be saved.

In this group: Kadiatou , Fatoumata, Silve , Bintou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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