A loan of $2,550 helped a member buy condiments.


Sabougnouman Group's story

Mostly married in monogamous households, the six members of the Sabougnouman group are on average 45 years old with six children. They all live in Niomirambougou, one of Bamako's districts, and became acquainted through neighborhood ties and their income-generating activities at the Niomirambougou market.

Group members trade condiments (peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, parsley), cosmetics, fish and food preparations. In order to increase their stock-in-trade, the group decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their second group loan.

Ms. Fatoumata (third position from right to left) is a great vendor of condiments. She intends to use her loan to buy eight baskets of tomatoes, three baskets of peppers, one basket of parsley and eight baskets of eggplant in Bamako. Retail sales are conducted in Niomirambougou to a clientele composed mostly of women.

With this loan Ms. Fatoumata hopes to achieve average monthly profits of 90,000 CFA francs, to be reinvested in the business and use to meet household needs.

In this group: Awa , Awa , Aoua , Fatoumata , Awa , Satam

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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