A loan of $650 helped a member to buy clothing for resale.

Fotemogoban Group's story

The Fotemogoban Group is largely made up of monogamous women. They are, on average, 41 years old and have four children. They all live in Kanadjiguila in the commune of Mandé/district of Kati. The women know one another through family, neighbourhood and friendship.

The women are all retailers of high-quality wax pagnes (traditional, wrap-around clothing), plastic shoes, cereals and soaps. All the members of the group would like to improve their income from their businesses so, they have decided to work with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso. This will be their first group loan.

Malo (sitting on the far right of the photo) has built up a strong reputation for the high quality of the clothing which she sells. She will use her loan to buy ten wax pagnes from wholesalers at the main market. She will then resell them in Kanadjiguila on foot, to a clientele made up mainly of women. Malo hopes to make an average monthly profit of 25,000 francs CFA, which she will use to reinvest in her business and provide for some of the needs of her children.

In this group: Awa, Naba, Malo, Minata, Maïmouna, Aïcha

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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