A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase the ingredients for her restaurant.


Kabessizi Group's story

The members of the group KABESSIZI are married women, who average 27 years of age and two children each, all living in polygamous families in FAKOLA, a sub-prefecture in the 3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali.

The women are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their work at any time. They are on their first loan with the institution and do intend to pay it back.

Ms. AICHA (first person at the right in the photo) is in the restaurant business. She intends to use her loan to purchase 2 sacks of rice and 2 packages of condiments. Each day, she makes her sales in FAKOLA and is much in demand, especially during fairs. She gets her supplies in FAKOLA.

She accepts cash from a mixed customer base. She plans on making an average monthly profit of 21,000 francs CFA. This profit will enable her to pay back the loan and also to help out her husband in covering day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Aicha , Fatoumata , Adiarha , Tene

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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