A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy spices, seasonings and ingredients.


Saramaya Group's story

The Saramaya Group is made up of 4 women with an average age of 26 years and an average of 3 children. They all live in traditional, extended families with their husbands, other wives and children, in the Heremakono Nord area of the town of Bougouni. They know one another through friendship, business and local ties.

In order to strengthen their financial situation and grow their businesses, the women work with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso. This will be their first loan with this field partner.

The women of the group all run businesses buying and selling spices, seasonings and ingredients, as does Aissata (second from the left in the photo). Aissata will use her loan to buy various quantities of spices, seasonings and ingredients, from wholesalers in Bougouni. She sells her products from home and at the market. Her customers are usually women and she sells for cash or credit. Aissata expects to earn a monthly average of 40,000 francs CFA which she will use to repay the loan and invest in her business.

In this group: Aissata , Djenebou, Aissata Alou, Yesso

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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