A loan of $775 helped a member to buy agricultural products.

Laidou Group's story

The [five?] members of the Laidou group are married women living in traditional expanded families. On the average, they are 43 years of age, with four children. They all live in Sienso, in the Ségou region (the fourth administrative region of Mali) and know each other as neighbors and relatives as well as through their work. They cook food for sale and also retail clothing and cereals.

With the goal of meeting the needs of their growing and increasingly demanding customer bae, the group members decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan program and are now on their fifth solidarity loan, having duly repaid their prior loans.
Mrs. Mah (the one seated in the middle on the photo) excels at selling cereals. She has many customers in Sienso in nearby. She plans to use her loan to buy three bags of corn, two bags of pearl millet, and one bag of beans. She retails for cash to the general public. With this loan, Mrs. Mah hopes to achieve a monthly revenue of 18,000 West African francs, which will be used to reinvest in her business and to help her husband provide for household needs.

In this group: Mah, Minata, Minata, Fatouma, Kita

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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