A loan of $2,200 helped a member to purchase everyday food items.

Djiguitougou Group's story

The Djiguitougou Group brings together women from the Koko district of the town of Koury. They all know each other well and live in large traditional families with their husbands, children and other parents. These married women have an average age of 37 and and at least two children each. This group of women sell various items, such as everyday food items and fritters. In order to expand the scale of their businesses, the group members decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso lending scheme. This will be their fifth group loan.

Sanata, the woman sat in the middle of the front row in the photo, is a member of the Djiguitougou Group. She sells everyday food items, such as onions, peanut paste and chilli. She plans on using this loan to purchase good quality products in large quantities, as and when she needs them, at the local market. She will then resell them to a mixed customer base. Whereas other members of the Djiguitougou Group are each planning to make an average profit of 130,000 FCFA over the course of this loan cycle, Sanata is planning on making 145,000 FCFA. In addition to paying back the loan, they will use part of the revenue to pay for their daily expenses and increase their working capital. They hope to further develop this partnership with Soro Yiriwaso so that their stock levels remain strong.

In this group: Sanata, Fatoumata, Dinedjan, Nana, Maimouna, Awa, Djeneba

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christopher Smith

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