A loan of $425 helped a member to buy condiments for resale.


Laidou Group's story

The LAIDOU group consists of four married women who average 28 years of age and three children each. They live in extended traditional families with their husbands, other wives, brothers and sons in the district of HEREMAKONO NORD, in the city of Bougouni. They know one another as neighbors and friends, and through their commercial activities. To strengthen their working capital and better conduct their business activities, they joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution and this is their first loan cycle. They sell condiments. ADIARA, standing second from the left, plans to use her loan to buy 40 kg of salt and 2 cartons of Maggi bouillon cubes from wholesalers in BOUGOUNI. She sells at retail from her home and at the market, for cash and on credit, to a clientele consisting mainly of women. She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 15,000FCFA, which she will use to repay her loan and to reinvest in her activity.

In this group: Maimouna, Sitan, Djeneba, Adiara
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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