A loan of $1,625 helped a member to purchase clothing to sell.


Djiguisseme Group's story

The members of "Djiguisseme" are married women, who average 40 years of age and five children each, all living in traditional extended families in Massigui, in the Sirifila district, Commune de Massigui, Préfecture de Dioïla, Région de Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through ties of kinship, community, and friendship. They do commerce in grains, clothing, and condiments, and they work in food service. The women of the group Djiguisseme are on their 21st solidarity loan, which will be used to purchase some grains, clothing, and condiments and rice for catering. The second person from the right in the photo is called Djeneba. She intends to use the money to purchase 12 lengths of Wax cloth and 15 lengths of damask that will be sold retail to customers paying cash at the market and at the house. She envisions making an average weekly profit of 20,000 francs CFA, which makes 80,000 francs a month. This profit will be used to open a store, and some of it will be reinvested in the business.

In this group: Djeneba , Djeneba , Makaria , Batoma
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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