A loan of $1,075 helped a member to buy clothing.

Djiguissigui Group's story

The Djiguissigui group is made up solely of monogamous wives. They average 34 years of age with three children each and all live in the village of Kanadjiguila in the Mandé commune/Kati circle. They got to know each other as neighbors.

The group members have small businesses selling clothing (light fabric, "wax pagnes", which are highly decorative and colorful pieces of fabric, and damask), groundnut paste, cereals, and also practising restauration activities. With a view to expanding their businesses, the members decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first group loan cycle.

Mama, who is standing second from the left in the photo, has a great reputation for selling clothes (damask, "pagnes wax and light fabrics) She is planning to use her loan to buy ten meters of damask fabric, 10 pieces of "pagnes" wax and 15 meters of light fabric) in Bamako. She resells her goods on a retail basis in Kanadjiguila and door-to-door to a mixed customer base. As a result of this loan, Mama hopes to make an average monthly profit of 40,000FCFA which will be used to reinvest in her business. Her aim is, through this relationship with Soro Yiriwaso, to buy a plot of land for habitation purposes.

In this group: Oumou , Fatoumata , Nènè , Mama , Diaka

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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