A loan of $1,700 helped a member buy plastic shoes.

Walegnoumadon Group's story

The Walegnoumadon group is mostly composed of married women in monogamous households. They average 30 years of age with four children. They all live in Kanadjiguila (in the Mande district, part of the Kati circle) and became acquainted through neighborhood ties.

Members of the group are retail merchants of plastic shoes (men and women) of all sizes, cosmetics, sand, beverages and food preparations. To increase their stock-in-trade, the group decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first group loan cycle.

Mrs. Hadiaratou (the woman sitting on the far left in the photo) has a great reputation in selling plastic shoes (men and women) of all sizes. She intends to use her loan to buy 90 pairs of plastic shoes at the main market. Retail sales are made ​​for cash and on credit in Kanadjiguila and sometimes as an itinerant vendor, to a clientele composed mostly of women.

Mrs. Hadiaratou hopes to achieve with this loan an average monthly profit of 40,000 CFA francs, which will be reinvested in the business to increase its volume.

In this group: M’Bamoussa , Awa , Aminata , Bintou , Sali , Doussou , Lala , Hadiaratou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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