A loan of $225 helped a member to buy cereals for resale.


Sigimame Group's story

The members of the Sigimame Group are married women who are, on average, 39 years old, and have four children. They all live in polygamous families in Kolondieba, one of the prefectures of the third administrative region of Mali.

The women want to work continuously to improve their businesses, so they work with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso. This will be their sixth loan and they intend to repay it correctly.

Korotoumou (second from the right in the photo) will use her loan to buy two sacks of maize. She sells her product at the Kolondieba daily market and buys more stock in Kolondieba as well. She has various customers and sells mostly for cash, although occasionally she offers sales on credit.

Korotoumou expects to earn a monthly average of 10,000 francs CFA, which she will use to repay her loan and help her husband with the day-to-day expenses of their household.

In this group: Korotoumou, Fatoumata , Batoma , Nana

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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