A loan of $700 helped a member to buy tomato concentrate, Maggi bouillon cubes, and onions.

Sabali Group's story

Sabali Group is made up of seven married women who average 26 years of age and four children. They all live in traditional families in Tousseguela, Kolondieba Cercle (third administrative region of Mali) and got to know each other through bonds of kinship, community and marriage.

The members of the group buy and sell cereals, soaps, and condiments. With the aim of bolstering their working capital, they joined Kiva's partner, the MFI Soro Yiriwaso, from which they are now seeking their third solidarity loan (group loan).

Mrs. AWA (sitting in the photograph) is the one selling condiments in the group. She intends to use her loan to buy condiments (boxes of tomato concentrate, boxes of Maggi bouillon cubes, and onions).

She gets her supplies from wholesalers and retails, for cash or on credit, at her home and at the market, to a clientele comprising mostly women.

Thanks to this loan, she intends to turn an average monthly profit of XOF 10'000 (ca US$ 20), to be in part reinvested in her business, and in part used to help her husband cover some family expenses.

In this group: Awa, Mariam, Korotoumou, Awa, Massini, Chata, N’Djinetio

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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