A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy fabric.

Ladiri (Honnêteté) Group's story

Ladiri is a group of women from Koutialia who live in extended traditional families with their husbands, children and other relatives. They have an average age of 32, are married and have at least 5 children. This group of women sells various items such as fabrics. The members decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan program in order to increase the size of their businesses and are on their 7th group loan.

Kadia, sitting second from the left in the picture, plans to use her loan to buy bales of fabric. She gets them in Koutiala and Bobo Dioulasso, in Burkina Faso. She sells the fabric for cash at her home and at the market to a diverse retail clientèle. Whereas the other members of the Ladiri group expect to make an average monthly profit of 155 500 francs during this loan cycle, Kadia expects to make an average of 165 000 francs. As well as using it to repay their loans, the group members use part of their income to cover daily expenses and part of it to increase their working capital.

In this group: Kadia, Sitan , Fatoumata, Minata
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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