A loan of $2,950 helped a member to buy soap.

Sinignessigui Group's story

The seven members of the Sinignessigui group are married women who, on average, are 32 years old and have three 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 12th loan with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso, in order to satisfy their customers' needs.

In this group of women, Kadi sells soap. She is standing third from the left in the photo. With her loan she plans to buy 20 bags of kabocourouni soap. She sells these goods at a market and from home for cash to male and female customers.

Kadi hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 75,000 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: Maimouna, Madoussou, Kadi, Djenebou Madou, Tene, Aminata, Anchata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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