A loan of $1,425 helped a member to buy different items for small-scale commerce.


Niètaga (Le Succès) Group's story

The group Niètaga is composed of seven women of the first district of the city of Koutiala who have been neighbors for a long time. They average 37 years of age and are married mothers of at least five children each. They generally live in extended traditional families and do different work (selling firewood, local beverages, ice, meals, fruit and vegetables, salt, etc.)

With the goal of expanding their businesses, the group members joined the Soro Yiriwaso loan program this year. Their loan amounts have gone from 50,000 francs CFA for the first loan to 100,000 francs for this third loan, which they plan to use to buy: a truck-load of firewood, sacks of sugar and of rice for making meals, and some salt. What the women offer is in great demand in Koutiala. Experienced in their sectors of commerce, they get their supplies in different towns and marketplaces and have diverse and varied customers.

With this new loan, they intend to realize an average monthly profit of 90,000 francs that will be used to repay the loan interest and to help cover common family expenses.

In this group: Saran , Ada , Rokia , Assetou , Aminata , Fatoumata, Baoumou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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