A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy vegetables and spices for making sauces.

Dissibaw Group's story

The Dissibaw Group is composed of 7 women, all of whom are married, and who average 35 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 9 previous loans were properly paid back. This group of women runs a business selling vegetables and spices for making sauces. In the image, Konimba is the first standing in the photo, from right to left. With her loan, she expects to buy four 25-kilo bags of cooking salt and 3 boxes of bouillon cubes from the wholesalers in Bougouni. 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 40,000 f CFA which will be invested in her business and used to repay the loan.

In this group: Konimba, Fanta, Gninedie, Minata, Nakan, Kadiatou, Oumou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz

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