A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy traditional cloth.

Jiguiseme Group's story

he five members of the Jiguisseme group are married women averaging 40 years of age, with five children. They live mainly in traditional families in Kaboila, village near the town of Sikasso, the third administrative region of Mali.
They are on their 35th solidarity loan with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution, with the goal of meting customer demand.

Mrs. Alimata, the first one standing from left to right in the photo, sells traditional colorful “pagnes” wax cloth.
She plans to use her loan to buy 25 sets of wax pagnes at the big market, where she has a lot of demand due to the quality of her merchandise. She resells her goods retail, right at the market and in Kaboila, to a mixed clientele, for cash and on credit. She plans to earn an average monthly benefit of 35,000 West African francs, one part of which will be used to pay off her loan with interest and the other part to bolster her savings.

In this group: Alimata, Abi, Mariam, Minata, Abi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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