A loan of $1,875 helped a member to buy eight sacks of millet.


Djiguisseme Group's story

The Djiguisseme Group is made up of married women with an average age of 52 and and an average of seven children each. They all live within the frameworks of traditional families in the town of Fana, in Fana Coura District, in the commune of Gyégnéka, Dioïla Prefecture, Koulikoro Region (the second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They all know each other through the bonds of family, community and friendship. They earn a living in the buying and selling of cereals, condiments and fish.

This will be the eighteenth loan for the women of the Djiguisseme Group. In order to satisfy the enormous demand from their customers, they have turned to Soro Yiriwaso. The requested loan amount will be used to purchase the aforementioned items.

Dally, the first woman on the left, did not receive an education. She currently works as a cereal vendor. She plans on buying eight sacks of millet from her suppliers in Beleco. She sells her produce for cash in Fana to a mixed customer base. She sees herself making an average monthly profit of 80,000 FCFA, which will be reinvested into her business.

In this group: Dally , Mariam , Pinda , Ami , Bintou , Kadia
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christopher Smith



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