A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy five baskets of bananas, two baskets of tomatoes, some cabbages and two sacks of oranges.


Djiguiya Group's story

The women of the Djiguiya Group have an average age of 30 and an average of two children each. They all live in traditional families in the town of Bla, located in the fourth-largest administrative region in the Republic of Mali. The women know each other because they are related. They work buying and selling fish, fruits and vegetables. The women of the Djiguiya Group have paid back their previous loans without incident. This is their second group loan. Chata is the first woman seated on the left in the photo. She plans to use this loan to buy five baskets of bananas, two baskets of tomatoes, some cabbages and two sacks of oranges. She buys her supplies in Bla and the surrounding villages. She sells to both men and women, in cash and also often on credit. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 13,000 francs CFA, which will be used for health, food, clothing and school expenses. She will reinvest the rest in her business.

In this group: Mariam , Fatoumata , Awa , Djelika, Sira , Sira , Chata
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson



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