A loan of $825 helped a member to buy onions.

Yiriwa Group's story

The four members of the Yiriwa group are for the most part married women who live in monogamous families. They average 32 years of age and two children each. They all live in Ouolofobougou, in commune III of the district of Bamako (capital of Mali) and they know one another through their income-generating activities, which they conduct at the market of Ouolofobougou. The group members practice different activities such as the sale of onions, atieké (a dish made from cassava), fresh fish and charcoal. In an effort to expand their activities, they joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance organization. This is their first group loan.

Mrs. Djènèba (1st from the left) has a great reputation as a seller of vegetables at the market of Ouolofobougou. She will use her loan to buy 10 bags of onions. She buys her stock at the market, and sells for cash at the neighborhood market to a clientele consisting mostly of women.

She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 35,000 FCFA, which she will use to cover some of the household’s expenses and to reinvest in her activity. Her goal is to strengthen their partnership with Soro Yiriwaso in order to be able to obtain numerous loans.

In this group: Djènèba , Kadiatou , Mariétou , Marama

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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