A loan of $1,275 helped a member buy food products.

Tagne Group's story

Married only into polygamous households, the four members of the Tagnè group are on average 28 years old with two children. They all live in Niomirambougou, one of Bamako's neighborhoods, and became acquainted through neighborhood ties and their income-generating activities at the Niomirambougou market.

Group members are small retail merchants dealing in groundnut kernels and clothes. To increase their business stock, the group decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and are in their second group loan cycle.

Mrs. Adjaratou (the woman sitting in the second position from left to right in the photo) is a great seller of groundnut kernels. She intends to use her loan to buy one basket of tomatoes, one basket of chili peppers, one bag of eggplants and three bags of groundnut kernels in Medine. Retail sales are conducted in Niomirambougou to a clientele composed mostly of women.

Madame Adjaratou hopes this loan will bring her average monthly profits of 60,000 CFA francs, to be reinvested in the business and used to meet the household's small needs.

In this group: Ami, Adjaratou, Djéneba, Fanta

Translator profile picture

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details