A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy sugar for resale.

Djaminate Group's story

The Djaminate Group is made up of polygamous women. The are, on average, forty-five years old, and have three children. They all live in Sirakoro Dounfing, and are neighbours. The members of the group all sell sugar, cosmetic products, shoes or process cereals.

In order to increase their stock levels, the women work with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso, and this will be their third group loan.

Aminata (sitting on the far right of the photo) has a well-earned reputation selling sugar. She will use her loan to buy ten sacks of sugar at the main market. She sells her sugar to various individual customers in Sirakoro Dounfing.

Aminata hopes to earn a monthly average of 75,000 francs CFA, which she will reinvest in her business.

In the future, she would like to continue working with Soro Yiriwaso in order to buy a housing plot.

In this group: Oumou, Aissata, Sira, Aminata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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