A loan of $550 helped a member to purchase firewood.

Djiguitougou Group's story

The five women of Djiguitougou Group all live together in traditional families. On average, they are 37 years old and have four children. They all live in the village of Zambougou in Ségou (4th administrative region in the Republic of Mali). They know one another through neighborhood, families, marriage, and business ties in Zambougou.

These women run small businesses, [selling] wood, food, and grain. With the goal of expanding their businesses, the group members have decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and are in their first group loan cycle.

Mrs. Fatoumata (third in the photo, left to right) is a major vendor of firewood in Zambougou and environs. She plans to use her loan to purchase two truckloads of firewood to meet growing customer demand. Her sales are made for cash, often to both male and female customers.

Mrs. Fatoumata hopes to see an average monthly profit of 21,000 CFA francs with this loan, which will be used to help her husband and expand her business.

In this group: Assitan, Batou, Fatoumata, Satou Madou, Yayi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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