A loan of $1,325 helped a member to buy beverages.

Jumelle Group's story

The five members of the JUMELLE group are married women who average 36 years old with 3 children. Most of them are in monogamous marriages and live in Sanoubougou I, one of the low-income neighborhoods of the city of Sikasso, in the 3rd administrative region of Mali.

This is their 7th loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso, with the goal of satisfying their clients’ needs.

In this group of women, Aminata is the one who sells beverages. She is standing in the middle of the photo.

She plans on using her loan to buy 15 cases of sweetened beverages that she retails locally and at the market.

She hopes to earn an average monthly income of 35,000 CFA Francs, which will be used to pay off her loan with interest, with the remainder going into her savings.

In this group: Djeneba , Maimouna , Kamissa , Aminata , Bintou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Meredith Rogers

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