A loan of $2,950 helped a member to buy ingredients for her restaurant.


Miriya Group's story

The members of the Miriya Group are married women with an average age of 39 and an average of 3 children. They live in traditional families in the village of Bougoufièkoro in the Massigui district, located in the Dioïla Prefecture in the Region of Koulikoro (second administrative district of the Republic of Mali). They know each other through kinship, neighborhood ties and friendship. They operate restaurants and trade cereals, condiments, clothing, wicker baskets, rubber utensils, beverages, fruit and vegetables. The women in the Miriya Group are on their 22nd group loan cycle. In order to meet the huge demand of their customers, they are seeking support from Soro Yiriwaso. The loan amounts will be used to buy the goods already mentioned. Mamou is standing on the far right of the photo. She is illiterate and currently runs a restaurant. She intends to buy rice, shea butter, condiments and baking flour from wholesalers in Massigui. She sells her dishes for cash from a small restaurant in her home to a mixed clientele. She expects to make a monthly profit of 90,000 FCFA that she will invest in trading clothes.

In this group: Mamou , Chata , Bafily , Fatoumata, Mafily, Aminata , Awa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stella Hodkin



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