A loan of $950 helped a member to buy ingredients for food preparation.


Yiriwaton Group's story

The nine women of the "Yiriwaton" group are married and mostly live in monogamous households. They are on average 35 years old with three children. They all live in the town of Zénguela, in the Ségou region (4th administrative region of the Mali). They know each other through neighbourhood and family connections and from their income-generating activities in town. They run small businesses selling rice, condiments, cereals, yams, milk, coal, brooms, and wood. With the goal of increasing their capital, the group members decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first solidarity (group) loan cycle. Ms. Djeneba (the woman sitting all the way to the left in the photo) is a major caterer in the town of Zenguela. She intends to use her loan to buy 100 kg of rice and one package of condiments. She gets her supplies locally and makes her sales in cash at the town market and at home to a diverse clientele. Ms. Djeneba hopes to realize an average monthly profit of 20,500 FCFA with this loan, which will be used to provide for her children and expand her business.

In this group: Djeneba , Fatoumata , Hawa , Mama , Alimata , Kadia , Dada , Minata , Kadia *
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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