A loan of $825 helped a member to buy several varieties of plastic shoes for resale.


Sanouya Group's story

The Sanouya Group is made up of four married women, half of them live in polygamous households and half in monogamous households. They are, on average 36 years old and have six children. The women live in Ouenzindougou, Mandé commune, Kati district. They know one another through their savings groups and their businesses. They all sell different products, such as shoes, potatoes, eggs and incense.

In order to enlarge their businesses, the group members have decided to work with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso. This will be their first group loan.

Oumou (standing second from the right in the photo) has a good reputation for selling shoes which are very popular with the women of Ouenzindougou. She plans to use her loan to buy 35 pairs of plastic shoes for resale, from Bamako. She sells the shoes for cash to women in Ouenzindougou.

Oumou expects to make an average profit of 25,000 francs CFA per month, which will be used to meet her needs and reinvest in her business.

In the future, Oumou would like to continue working with Soro Yiriwaso and to benefit from their loans.

In this group: Oumou , Fatoumata , Oumou , Ami

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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