A loan of $275 helped a member to buy ingredients for her restaurant.


Siguitemason Group's story

The Siguitemason group is made up of married women with an average age of 46 and, on average, 4 children. They all live in traditional families in the village of Tingole, Tingole commune, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region (the second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They got to know each via family and neighbourly relationships and friendships. They sell prepared food, condiments and charcoal. The women of the Siguitemason group are on their 3rd group loan. They are turning to Soro Yiriwaso in order to be able to satisfy their high customer demand.

Nene, the women standing on the left, did not go to school. She now runs a restaurant. She is planning to buy 50 kilos of rice and some condiments from the wholesalers at the weekly market. She makes her sales for cash to a varied clientèle in her mini-restaurant located on the roadside. She expects to make a monthly profit of 12 000 francs which will be used to cover the children's education expenses.

In this group: Salimata , Alimata , Sitan , Bintou , Nene
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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