A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy condiments.


Sabougnouma Group's story

The members of the Sabougnouma group are married women who, on average, are 32 years old and have four children. They live mostly in monogamous families in the Bougoula neighborhood, one of the outer areas of the town of Sikasso, third administrative region of Mali. The group is on their ninth loan with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso, in order to satisfy their customers' needs. In this group of women, Sanata sells condiments. She is standing in the middle [of the photo]. With her loan she plans to buy 20 baskets of tomatoes, 20 packets of Maggi cubes, and squash. She sells these goods in Sikasso for cash to male and female customers. Sanata hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 60,000 francs CFA, in which a part will be used to pay back the loan and the interest and the other part will be put in savings.

In this group: Alimata , Salimata , Sanata , Maminata , Korotoumou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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