A loan of $2,450 helped a member to purchase secondhand clothing to sell.


Sabougnouman Group's story

The group Sabougnouman comprises six married women in monogamous households. The women average 50 years of age and seven children each, all living in the Sabalibougou area of the Bamako district. They know one another through ties of community and through their revenue-generating businesses at the Sabalibougou market. The group members have small-scale businesses selling condiments (onions, canned tomato paste, …), secondhand clothing, and cloth of all sorts: wax, embroidered, damask.

With the goal of increasing their business capital, the group members decided to collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their second solidarity loan cycle.

Ms. Ami (sitting second from the right in the photo) has a great reputation for selling the best quality of used clothing. She intends to use her loan to purchase wholesale 2 bales of used clothing in Bamako. Accepting cash or credit, she resells the goods to a customer base composed mostly of women in Sabalibougou and by going door to door.

With this loan, Ms. Ami hopes to make an average monthly profit of 50,000 francs CFA that will be used for reinvesting in her business and ensuring healthcare for the children at home.

In this group: Minata , Ami , Maimouna , Korotoumou , Aminata , Sanata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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