A loan of $775 helped a member buy ingredients to make bread.


Kelengna Group's story

Married for the most part in traditional extended families, the four women from the Kelengna group average 35 years of age with three children. They all live in the Santoro district of the city of San and became acquainted through neighborhood ties, their professional activities and kinship. They are involved in the commerce of vegetables, clothing, bread, fish, food preparations and baked goods.

To meet the needs of an increasing number of demanding customers, the group decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan program and are on their 11th group loan, having fully repaid the previous ten.

Mrs. MATA, president of the association (first standing from right to left) excels in selling bread. She is highly sought-after in the Santoro area​​ and in the grand market. She plans to use the loan to buy seven bags of wheat flour, two bags of salt and a large amount of yeast to make bread. She conducts her retail sales for cash or credit to both men and women customers.

With this loan, Mrs. Mata hopes to achieve an average monthly profit of 21,000 CFA francs that will be reinvested in the business and used to help her husband manage household needs.

In this group: Mata , Lala , Fati , Koro , Ada

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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