A loan of $975 helped a member to buy various goods.


Conscience Group's story

The women of the group Conscience average 23 years of age and 3 children each. They live in traditional extended families in the village of Koumantou, in Bougouni prefecture (third region of Mali). These women essentially do commerce in condiments, jewelry, and cloth.


The group members have been partners with Soro Yiriwaso for three years and are on their fifth solidarity loan. All the preceding loans have been correctly repaid. The current loan will serve to buy: 100 kg of fresh onions, 800 kg of okra, 60 kg of pasta, some jewelry (bracelets and necklaces), and some cloth. Supplies of condiments are gotten from merchants from Sikasso. The jewelry and cloth are gotten from merchants at the grand marketplace of Bamako (capital of Mali).


The women each envision realizing 40,000 francs CFA on average per month that will serve to repay the loan and to meet family expenses (education, food, clothing, health...etc.)

In this group: Fanta , Mamou , Ami , Fatoumata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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