A loan of $1,675 helped a member buy all kinds of plastic shoes.

Jiguiya Group's story

The Jiguiya group consists predominantly of monogamous women. They are on average 43 years old with seven children. They all live in Djalakorodji, one of the neighborhoods of Bamako, and became acquainted through neighborhood ties.

Group members are small retail merchants dealing in all kinds of plastic shoes, clothing, food and pots.

To increase their stock supply, the group decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and are in their third group loan cycle.

Mrs. Kadia (the woman sitting on the far left in the photo) has a great reputation at selling all kinds of plastic shoes. She intends to use her loan to buy 100 pairs of shoes at wholesale prices at the main market. Retail sales are conducted in Djalakorodji to mainly women customers.

Mrs. Kadia hopes to achieve with this loan an average monthly profit of 90,000 CFA francs to be reinvested in the business.

She aims to buy a lot for residential use through her relationship with Soro Yiriwaso.

In this group: Fatoumata , Kadia , Safiatou, Assan

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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