A loan of $2,200 helped a member to buy clothing.

Sabaly Group's story

The Sabaly group is made up of seven women, who are married and are, on average, 36 years old and have five children. They all live in traditional extended families in the Heremakono Nord neighborhood of Bougouni. The group members know each other from neighborhood, friendship, and business ties.

To strengthen their financial capacity in order to better conduct their businesses, the group joined the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso. They are now on their sixth loan. Their five previous loans have all be repaid correctly.

This group of women sells clothing, like Rokia, who is the first women seated on the right in the photo. With her loan, Rokia plans to buy 10 lengths of pagne and 20 meters of damask fabric from the wholesalers in Bamako. She makes her sales at a market and from home, for cash and credit, to a mixed group of customers.

Rokia hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 40,000 francs CFA, which will be reinvested in the business and used to pay back the loan.

In this group: Djeneba, Kemissa, Awa, Fati, Salimata, Rokia, Sata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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