A loan of $2,525 helped a member to purchase clothing made from pagne wax cloth.


Teriya Group's story

The Teriya Group is mostly made up of monogamous women. The average age of the group's members is 35 years old and each member has an average of four children each. They live in the Kanadjiguila district of Mandé, in Kati Cercle and they know each other through the bonds of community. The members of the group work in the retail of clothing made from pagne wax cloth of various qualities and they also run restaurants. In order to expand their working capital, the members of the group decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso. This will be their second loan. Koniba (the woman standing to the far right of the photo) has a good reputation for selling all kinds of pagne wax-cloth clothing. She plans on using this loan to purchase 50 sheets of pagne wax cloth in bulk from the main market. She sells her goods in Kanadjiguila to a mixed customer base. With this loan, Koniba plans on making an average profit of 80,000 FCFA per month. This money will be reinvested into her business in order to grow her revenue in partnership with Soro Yiriwaso.

In this group: Teh , Koniba , Aïssata, Alima , Djénèbou , Fadi
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christopher Smith



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