A loan of $425 helped a member to buy beauty products.


Tileneya Group's story

The members of the group called Tileneya are married women who are on average 45 years old with five children. Most of them live in monogamous families in Ouayermai, which is one of the popular neighbourhoods of the town of Sikasso, which is in the third administrative region of Mali. This is their fifth loan from the Soro Yiriwaso micro-finance institution as they try to satisfy their customers' needs. Mrs. Djelika is on the far left, she sells beauty products. With her loan she plans to buy cosmetics. She will sell them retail at the market in Ouayerma, in Sikasso to a clientele of men and women, for cash. She works in a stall with her family. She plans to make a monthly profit of 20 000 francs CFA some of which will be used to repay the loan and the interests and the remainder she will save.

In this group: Mahawa , Abi, Abi , Djelika
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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