A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy various food items.

Sinignèssigui Group's story

The members of the Sinignèssigui group are married, aged between 25 and 65, and have an average of five children each. They live in traditional extended families in the Bounoukobougou neighborhood of the Yanfolila prefecture (Mali’s third administrative region).
The women have been partners of Soro Yiriwaso for five years and have a small business selling spices and cereals. They are on their ninth solidarity loan (group loan) and all previous loans were fully repaid.
The women plan to use this loan to buy 200 kg of peanuts for making peanut butter, 50 kg of fresh onions, 50 kg of néré seeds for preparing soumbala, 500 kg of corn, 200 kg of sorghum and 100 kg of millet. They get their supplies from local producers and sell them at retail for cash or credit to a clientele consisting mainly of women.
The business allows the women of the Sinignèssigui group to make an average profit of CFA 50,000/month. With this they are able to repay the loan and meet some of the needs of their household (health, education, clothing, etc.).

In this group: Nènè, Ramatou, Ami, Adama, Sali, Sitan

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Llewellyn

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