A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy vegetables.

Djenebagroupe's story

The four members of the Djenbagroupe group are married equally in polygamous and monogamous households and average 48 years of age with eight children each. They all live in Niomirambougou, one of Bamako's districts, and got to know each other as neighbors and through their income-generating activities at the market in Niomirambougou. The group members have small businesses selling vegetables (cucumbers, lettuces and peppers), condiments and mortar and restauration activities. With a view to increasing their businesses, the group members decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their third group loan.

Nionsson, who is sitting on the far right of the photo is a significant seller of vegetables (cucumber, lettuces and peppers). She is planning to use her loan to buy 15 sacks of cucumbers, three sacks of peppers and 15 baskets of lettuce, wholesale in Bamako. She resells her products on a retail basis in Niomirambougou to a customer base made up primarily of women. With this loan Nionsson expects to make an average monthly profit of 80,000FCFA which will be used to reinvest in her business and to provide for small household needs.

In this group: Maïmouna, Kadiatou, Nionsson, Fatoumata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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