A loan of $1,675 helped a member to purchase fruit & vegetables.

Hakilitoyerela Group's story

The four members of the group HAKILITOYERELA are married women, who average 35 years of age and three children each, all living mostly in monogamous families in Siekourani, a village in Loulouni, in the 3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali. The women are on their 24th loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to meet the needs of their customer.

Ms. MARIAM B, who at the far left in the photo, does commerce in fruit & vegetables. She intends to use her loan to purchase a large quantity of fruit & vegetables (papayas, bananas, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, and watermelons), which she will sell retail for cash to men and women customers at a fixed spot and with family help, in Sikasso.

She envisions making an average monthly profit 50,000 francs CFA. Part of the profits is used to pay back the loan with interest, and the other part goes to her savings.

In this group: Fatoumata, Minata, Diatou, Mariam B

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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