A loan of $600 helped a member to buy condiments.

Siguidia Group's story

The women in the Siguidia group are 40 years old on average, and have an average of four children. They all live in traditional extended families in Kimparana, one of the neighbourhoods in the cercle of San (in the 4th administrative region of Mali).

The women are all related and are involved in trading food products, such as condiments, catering and selling other goods.

This is the first solidarity loan for the women in the Siguidia group. Assetou, pictured standing on the far left, is hoping to use her loan to buy one 20-liter can of oil, a bag of onions and many other condiments.

The women buy their supplies in San and the surrounding villages. They sell their goods locally in Kimparana to both men and women customers.

They are hoping to make a monthly average of 30 500 CFA francs, which will be spent on healthcare, food, school fees and reinvesting in their businesses.

In this group: Assetou , Kadia , Kadia , Awa , Aichata, Awa

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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