A loan of $850 helped a member to buy used clothing.

Djantognerela Group's story

Djantognerela is a group of women who come from the Koulikoro neighborhood of Koutiala. The members of the group know one another well and they all live in large traditional families with their husbands, children, and other relatives. On average, they are 34 years old, with five children each.

This group of women sell various items such as clothes (new and used), and other goods. In order to expand their businesses, they have decided to join the loan program offered by Soro Yiriwaso. This is their seventh group loan.

Mamine, a member of the group, sells used clothing. In the photo, she is the woman standing first from the left. She is planning to use her loan to buy one bale of used clothes which she will resell on a retail basis to a diverse group of customers. She purchases her merchandise in Koutiala.

While the other members of the group are expecting to make an average profit of 190,000 CFA francs each during this loan cycle, Mamine is expecting to make a profit of 205,000 CFA francs.

The members of the group will use their earnings not only to repay their loans but also partly to cover their personal expenses and to increase their businesses. They all wish to strengthen their partnership with Soro Yiriwaso in order to prevent a shortage of stocks.

In this group: Tenin , Mamine , Bintou, Mamine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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