A loan of $825 helped a member to buy lengths of African print cloth.

Yiriwa Group's story

The group called Yiriwa is made up of married women who have an average age of 37, four children, and all live in traditional extended families in the town of Fana, Dioila prefecture, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

They met through ties of kinship, neighborhood and friendship. They sell condiments, clothing, and fruit and vegetables. The women of the Yiriwa group are on their seventh solidarity loan which will be used to buy the above-mentioned merchandise.

Bintou, the second from right to left, intends to buy five rolls of African print cloth in Bamako. She goes there to stock up every two weeks and most of her clientele is composed of women. She hopes to make an average profit of 45,500 F CFA which will be used to reimburse the loan and contribute to family expenditures.

In this group: Djenebou , Mariam , Bintou , Pinda
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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