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


Djiguiseme Group's story

The women of the DJIGUISEME group are on average 50 years old, have two children, and all live in traditional expanded families in Yangasso in the BLA circle (fourth administrative region in the republic of Mali). These women met through family connections and sell cereal, grains, spices, and fabric. After having properly repaid previous loans, the women of the DJIGUISEME group are on their 13th group loan. AISSATA, the second woman from the right, plans to use her loan to buy a roll of Wax fabric and ready-to-wear suits for adults. She sells to a clientele composed of women and men for cash and often for credit. She foresees earning a monthly profit of 47,000 FCFA, which will be used for costs relating to health, food, clothing, and school dues, with the rest being reinvested in her business.

In this group: Aissata , Ami , Sadio , Mama

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.



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