A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy second-hand clothing.

Djija Group's story

The Djija group is composed of eight women, the majority of whom are in polygamous marriages. They are, on average, 35 years old and have an average of four children each. They all live in Djelibougou, one of the neighborhoods of Bamako, and know each other through their neighborhood ties. The group members sell second-hand clothing, soap, and vegetables. To increase their business capital, the group members decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their third group loan.

Biba (the woman seated on the far right of the photo) has a great reputation in the clothing-sales business. She will use her loan to buy three bales of used clothing wholesale in Médine. She will resell the clothing retail in Djelibougou to a mixed clientele. With this loan, Biba hopes to earn an average monthly income of 90,000 FCFA, which she will reinvest in her business. With this partnership with Soro Yiriwaso, her goal is to buy a lot for residential use.

In this group: Fatoumata, Ramata, Biba, Maïmouna

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Brianne S

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