A loan of $1,425 helped a member to purchase various items.

Dembagnouma Group's story

The Dembagnouma Group is composed of 4 women, all of whom are married, and who average 33 years of age and three children each. They live in traditional extended families with their husbands, co-spouses, brothers and sons in the village of Méridièla. They know one another through ties of community, friendship and business. In order to strengthen their financial capacity, so that they can better run their business, they joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution, with whom they are on their tenth loan. The nine previous loans were properly paid back. This group of women runs a business selling various items. In the image, Sadio is the first woman standing in the photo, from left to right. She expects to buy 5 kilos of meat, shea butter and vegetables and spices to make sauces every day in the market with her loan. She will make her sales at the market and from her home, at retail prices, for cash and for credit to a customer base made up mostly of women. She plans to make an average monthly profit of 30,000 f CFA which will be invested in her business and used to repay the loan.

In this group: Sadio , Sanaba, Ane, Komba
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz

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