A loan of $275 helped a member to buy ingredients for her restaurant business.

Sabougnouma Group's story

The women of the Sabougnouma Group are all married with 4 children, and an average age of 43 years. They live in traditional, extended families in the village of Dibida, Kalake town, Baroueli prefecture in the region of Ségou ( fourth largest, administrative region of the Republic of Mali ). They are all part of the same family, neighbours or friends. They buy and sell spices and seasoning, tubers, flour and cereals. This will be the tenth group loan for the Sabougnouma women.

Bintou is sitting on the right, at the front of the picture. She sells wheatflour fritters. She will buy 1 sack of flour and half a sack of sugar with this loan. Her purchase-to-sale cycle is one week. She expects to earn 10,000 francs CFA a month and will reinvest part of it in her business, and save the rest in order to buy a goat.

In this group: Setou , Alima, Fatoumata, Bintou, Djeneba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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