A loan of $625 helped a member to purchase ingredients for catering.


Djidia Ii (Courrage) Group's story

Djidia II is a group of women from Baramba who live in traditional larger families. They have an average age of 37 years, are married, and each have at least 5 children. This group of women is in the business of various articles such as the sale of rice, catering, etc. In order to increase their business, the members decided to partner with the loan program of Soro Yiriwaso. They are on their first group loan. Ester is a member of the Djidia II group, pictured standing from left to right in the photo. She plans to use her loan to purchase a bag of rice and boxes of macaroni. She obtains these foods in Baramba. She sells her platters of cooked food for cash out of her home and at the market to a varied customer base. While the other members of the Djidia II group hope to earn an average profit of 55,000 francs CFA each during their loan cycle, Ester hopes to earn 67,000 francs CFA. In addition to repaying the loan, the women will use a portion of their profits to take care of personal expenses and to increase their business funds.

In this group: Minata , Ester , Naomi, Lidi
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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