A loan of $800 helped a member to buy miscellaneous merchandise for resale.


Djiguiya Group's story

The DJIGUIYA group consists of women who average 38 years of age and three children each. They all live in extended traditional families in DALLAN, a district of the city of SAN, in SEGOU (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). These women know one another through ties of kinship, and they conduct commercial activities involving the purchase and sale of miscellaneous products. This is the Djiguiya group’s 6th group loan cycle; all past loans were correctly repaid. Minata, 2nd from the left in the photo, plans to use her loan to buy 1 carton of soap, 10 children’s toys, 10 cartons of pomade and 10 pairs of plastic shoes. She buys her merchandise locally from wholesalers, and sells it to a clientele consisting of both men and women for cash, though often on credit. Minata expects to earn an average monthly profit of 20,000FCFA, which she will use to cover expenses pertaining to healthcare, food, clothing, and tuition. Any remainder will be reinvested in her activity.

In this group: Kadia , Marian , Minata , Tetou , Wande
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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