A loan of $625 helped a member catering.

Sabougnouma Group's story

Mostly married women, the member of the Sabougnouma of the association Djiguiya de Sokoura Nord average 26 years of age and two children. They live in nuclear families in the city of Dioïla, the seat of the prefecture within the Koulikoro region in the Republic of Mali. The women know one another through commerce and as their principal business essentially make meals to sell.

Concerned about developing their income-generating work, they joined the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are on their sixth loan. All the previous loans have been correctly repaid. They intend to buy 500 kg of rice, 300 kg of corn, 200 kg of fonio (a type of millet), and a large quantity of condiments.

All these goods cited above will be purchased locally at the Dioïla marketplace. The grains are used by the women to make delicious dishes that are much coveted by the people of Dioïla. Each group member plans to make a profit of 30,000 francs CFA and intend to use this interest to care for the children.

In this group: Diamatio, Kadia, Awa, Mariam, Alima, Safi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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