A loan of $950 helped a member to purchase tomatoes.


Djiguignouma Group's story

The women of the group Djiguignouma, composed exclusively of married women, average 40 years of age and four children, all living in traditional extended families in the village of Dibida, in Commune de Kalake, Préfecture de Baroueli, Région de Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women know one another through ties of kinship, community, and friendship. They do commerce in grains and cloth, and they work in food service. They are on their sixth solidarity loan. This client, Mariam Bouacar, who is the first person sitting from the left in the photo, is a vendor of tomatoes. She intends to purchase 6 baskets of tomatoes three times a week. Sales are made in Bamako, in the Banankabougou district. She plans on making an average monthly profit of 18,000 francs CFA that will be reused in her business and for meeting family expenses.

In this group: Bintou , Djeneba, Fanta , Mah, Mariam Bouakar, Oumou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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