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Total loan: $1,250
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Sympathique Group

Mali
Ségou, Mali / Retail

A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy 2 packages of apparels (clothing for children and women) and 3 packages of kitchen utensils (such as metal sponges for washing pots, plates).


Sympathique Group's story

The four women who make up the Sympathique group all live in nuclear families. On average, they are 36 years old and have three children each. They all live in the Missira neighborhood of Ségou (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

These women know one another through ties of neighborhood, kinship, marriage and also through their income-generating activities in the Missira neighborhood. They are involved in retail businesses and sell clothes, utensils and cooked food. In order to increase their businesses, the members of the group have decided to join Soro Yiriwaso. This is their eleventh cycle of solidarity loan.

Aissata (second from the left in the photo) is an important seller of various items in Missira and the surrounding neighborhoods. In order to meet her customers' demand, she is planning to use her loan to buy 2 packages of apparels (clothing for children and women) and 3 packages of kitchen utensils (such as metal sponges for washing pots, plates) from suppliers at the Ségou and Bamako markets. She sells her merchandise at the market and from home and she also works as an itinerant seller. Her customers are men and women. They pay her in cash and also often on credit.

With this loan, Aissata hopes to make an average monthly profit of 55,000 CFA francs, which will be used to take care of some of her family's expenses and to increase her business.

In this group: Maimouna , Hawa , Editte , Aissata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: May 6, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Soro Yiriwaso, a partner of Save the Children

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: May 6, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Soro Yiriwaso, a partner of Save the Children