A loan of $950 helped a member to buy attieké (a sort of coucous).


Soutoura Group's story

The six members of the Soutoura group are married women who are on average 36 years old with four children. Most of them live in nuclear families in Hamdallaye, one of the popular quarters of Sikasso, in the third administrative region of Mali. This is the eighth loan for this group that collaborates with the Soro Yrirwaso micro-finance institution, hoping to satisfy their clientele. Among this group of women, Mrs. Ramatou sells attieké (a sort of couscous). She is sitting first on the left in the photo. With her loan she plans to buy two sacks of 50 kilograms of attieké in Sikasso. She sells her product at the market for cash or credit to her male and female customers. She hopes to make an average monthly profit of 28 000 francs CFA, some of which she will use to pay the loan and the interests and the remainder of which she will save.

In this group: Awa , Aby , Agasse, Ramatou , Salimata, Mariam
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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