A loan of $625 helped a member purchase of fruit and vegetables and cocoyams.


Jiguisseme Group's story

The women of the Jiguisseme group (all married) have an average age of 36 and on average, 2 children. They live in traditional families in Médine, one of the districts of the town of Sikasso (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali).



They have various businesses, among others selling cocoyams and fruit and vegetables. They are on their 5th solidarity loan with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso. All the preceding loans were reimbursed without difficulty.



With this loan they intend to buy 8 cartloads of cocoyams and 40 baskets of fruit and vegetables. They buy their produce from the farmers in the town of Sikasso and the surrounding villages. The merchandise is sold at the market and in various neighborhoods to a clientele composed generally of women and men, retail, for cash or credit.



They each expect to make a profit of 17,000 F CFA per month, of which part will be used for family needs and the rest reinvested into their businesses.

In this group: Maimouna , Djenebou , Sali , Biba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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