A loan of $750 helped a member to purchase fish.

Djiguiseme Group's story

The women of the group DJIGUISEME average 40 years of age and five children each, all living in traditional extended families in GUELEKORO, a village in Cercle de San, in the 4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali. These women know one another through kinship ties and do commerce in fish. After having correctly paid back the first loan, the women of the group DJIGUISEME are now on their second solidarity loan.

SINGO, who is the woman sitting first from the left in the photo, intends to use her loan to purchase 50 kg of fresh fish sold locally and often in SAN. She gets her supplies locally in GUELEKORO. She makes her sales to a customer base composed of men and women paying with cash and often on credit.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 12,000 francs CFA that will be used to cover the expenses associated with healthcare, food, clothing, and schooling. And the rest will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Koniba, Banana, Singo, Nanayere, Nana, Sitan, Hawa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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