A loan of $375 helped a member to buy fabric.


Siguitemason Group's story

The group Siguitemason is made up of women who are all married, have an average age of 47 years and an average of 5 children each. They live in traditional, extended families in the village of Tingolé, town of Binko, Dioila prefecture in the region of Koulikoro ( third largest, administrative region of the Republic of Mali ). The women are all family, neighbours or friends. This will be their second group loan and will be used to buy rice, spices and seasonings, fabric and charcoal.

Djeneba is standing in the middle, at the back of the photo. She will buy three lengths of fabric in Bamako with this loan. Djeneba expects to earn an average of 12,000 francs CFA a month, of which, part will be reinvested in her business, and part will be used to meet her family's expenses.

In this group: Bintou , Djeneba, Hawa , Nene, Rokia , Sitan

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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