A loan of $250 helped a member to buy vegetables and condiments.

Djiguiya Group's story

All married, the women of the group Djiguiya live in traditional extended conjugal families with sisters, brothers, children, and spouses in the village of Sirimou (Kenekou sub-prefecture, part of Koulikoro prefecture) in the Koulikoro region of the Republic of Mali. The women average 24 years of age and three children. They are united by family ties and do commerce in vegetables and condiments.

With the goal of developing their business, they joined the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are on their fifth group loan. All the preceding loans have been correctly repaid. The group members plan to buy: 400 kg of dried baobab leaves (which are highly valued for making African sauces) and a large quantity of vegetables. Their goods are gotten locally in the village of Sirimou from market gardeners and are re-sold in the marketplace of the previously mentioned village and surrounding areas, cash or credit accepted, to customers composed of essentially women.

They each envision obtaining a profit of 12,000 francs CFA that will be used to cover the schooling and health care costs of the children.

In this group: Maï, Assitan , Mariam , Nani , Wassa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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