A loan of $800 helped a member buy various items.

Djiguisseme Group's story

The Djiguisseme group consists of five married women who on average are 34 years old with five children. They live in nuclear families in the Heremakono Nord neighborhood of the city of Bougouni.

They became acquainted through neighborhood ties, friendship and commerce. To strengthen their financial capacity to improve their business, they joined the Soro Yiriwaso institution where they are on their fourth loan. All three previous loans have been fully repaid.

This group of women are retail merchants of various items like Kadiatou, who is the first woman standing in the photo from right to left.

She intends to use her loan to buy 5 lengths of pagnes (colorful West-African fabric), beauty products such as lotions, skin creams and soaps from wholesalers in Bougouni. She conducts her retail sales at the market and at home, for cash and on credit, to a mixed clientele.

She expects to attain average monthly profits of 17,500 CFA francs, to be reinvested in the business and used to repay the loan.

In this group: Kadiatou, Sitan, Mama, Aminata, Aminata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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