A loan of $425 helped a member to buy millet.

Djiguiya Group's story

The four women of the Djiguiya Group all live within monogamous families. These women have an average age of 28 and around three children each. They all live in the Darsalam district of Ségou (the fourth largest administrative region in the Republic of Mali). They know each other through the ties of neighbourhood, family, marriage and their revenue-generating businesses in Darsalam district. They run food stalls and sell fruits, vegetables and grains.
In order to increase their business funds, the members of the the group decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso. This will be their first loan with them.

Fatoumata (the woman standing to the left of the photograph) is a top pancake seller in both the Darsalam district and its surrounding areas. She plans on using this loan to buy two sacks of millet for making pancakes in order to satisfy the demand from her customers. She sells her produce for cash, but often in exchange for credit, to a mixed customer base. With this loan, Fatoumata hopes to be making an average monthly profit of 20,000 FCFA. These profits will be used to meet her family's needs and to increase her business funds.

In this group: Fatoumata, Djelika, Salimata, Sanata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christopher Smith

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