A loan of $850 helped a member to buy charcoal.

Djiguiseme Group's story

The women belonging to the Djiguiseme group, who are all married women, average 48 years of age with three children each and all live in extended traditional families in the village of Zanfina, in the Binko municipality, which lies in the Baroueli prefecture in the Ségou region (the Republic of Mali's fourth administrative region). They got to know each other through relationships as relatives, neighbors and friends.

The women in the Djirguiseme group are on their first group loan which will be used to buy various goods.

Moussocoura, who is standing second from the left in the photo, is planning to buy 30 sacks of charcoal which will be sold in Bamako. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 20,000FCFA, which will be used to reinvest in her business and for family expenses.

In this group: Aiche , Assitan, Fati, Kadia , Moussocoura, Niefla , Oumou , Salimata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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