A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy soaps.


Djiguiya Group's story

The women of the Djiguiya group average 37 years of age with four children each, and they all live in traditional extended families in Djeli/Ségou (the Republic of Mali's fourth administrative region. These women got to know each other through family and have small businesses buying and selling cereals and other diverse products. Having repaid in full their previous loans, the women of the Djiguiya group are on their fifth group loan.

Tatou, who is standing on the far right of the photo, is planning to use her loan to buy ten cartons of soap. She gets her supplies from local wholesalers and sells her products to a customer base made up of men and women, for cash and often on credit.

She expects to make an average monthly profit of 45,000FCFA, which will be used partly for health-related expenses, food, clothing and school fees, with the rest to be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Tatou , Kotimi , Minata , Marietou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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