A loan of $950 helped a member buy firewood.


Sabali Group's story

The six members of the Sabali group, part of the Miriya association, are married women who on average are 26 years old with four children. They all live in traditional families in Ouayerma I, a neighborhood in the third administrative region of Mali (Sikasso).

They work with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution to carry out their trade activities. They are on their 12th loan with the institution and all previous loans have been repaid.

The products for sale include: potatoes, cereal flours, condiments, and firewood featuring Fatoumata, the first from left to right. With her ​​loan she intends to buy cartloads of firewood in surrounding villages. With family members she conducts her retail sales for cash to various and diverse customers.

She expects to make average profits of 30,000 CFA francs per season. These profits will allow her to pay off her loan and also to help her husband with daily expenses.

In this group: Fatoumata , Maimouna , Ferima , Nana , Kadia , Habi
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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