A loan of $950 helped a member to buy shoes to sell.


Teriya Group's story

The women of the TERIYA Group have an average age of 28 and an average of two children each. They all live in traditional families in KIMPARANA/SEGOU, which is the fourth-largest administrative region in the Republic of Mali.

The women know each other because they are related and are neighbors. They work buying and selling a variety of products. The women of the TERIYA Group are on their first group loan.

SALI is the woman standing in the middle of the photo. She plans to use this loan to buy 250 pairs of plastic shoes and 25 pairs of leather shoes. She buys her supplies in the area where she lives. She sells to both men and women, in cash and also often on credit. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 15,000 XOF, which will be used for health, clothing, housing and school expenses. She will reinvest the rest in her business.

In this group: Sali , Djeneba , Ami , Alima , Aminata , Fatoumata , Maimouna, Marian, Oumou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson



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