A loan of $425 helped a member to buy items like soaps, children's clothing and sumbala.

Djiguisseme Group's story

The Djiguisseme group is made up of 4 women who are all married and have an average age of 39 and, on average, 5 children. They live in traditional, extended families with their husbands, co-wives, brothers and sons in the Heremakono Nord district of Bougouni town. They got to know each other through neighbourly relationships, friendships and business. They joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to strengthen their financial capacity so that they could better do business and are on their second loan. The previous loan was properly repaid.

The women of the group sell various items via Hama who is standing on the right of the picture. She plans to use her loan to buy various items (soaps, children's clothing and sumbala, a condiment made from nére seeds) from the wholesalers in Bougouni. She makes her sales at the market and door-to-door for cash or credit to a retail clientèle mostly made up of women. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 20 000 francs which she will reinvest in her business and use to repay the loan.

In this group: Sanata, Hama, Sitan, Kadiatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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