A loan of $525 helped a member to buy second-hand clothing.


Deme Group's story

The Deme group is made up of married women with an average age of 39 and, on average, 3 children. They all live in traditional families in the village of Madoudiarrabougou, Kerela commune, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region (second administrative district of the republic of Mali). They got to know each other via family and neighbourly relationships and friendships. They sell condiments, cereal, clothing and soap. The women of the Deme group are on their 3rd group loan. They are turning to Soro Yiriwaso in order to be able to satisfy their enormous customer demand.

Sadio, the woman sitting second from the right, did not get an education. She has been selling clothing and second-hand clothing for 5 years. She plans to buy a bale of second-hand clothing from the wholesalers in Bamako. She makes her sales to a varied retail clientèle at her home, and occasionally on the streets. She expects to make a monthly profit of 21 000 francs, part of which she will reinvest in her business.

In this group: Sadio , Sitan , Oumou , Fatoumata, Souraka

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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