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Total loan: $3,075

Benkadi Group

Kimparana, Ségou Region, Mali / Food

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A loan helped to purchase food products in order to support his family.


Benkadi Group's story

Mamadou is a 56-year-old retailer. It is he who holds the box in the photo.
He is married to one woman and is the father of three children ages 1-11 years old, all whom are enrolled in school, Mamadou resorts to (the micro-finance institution) RMCR in order to increase his purchasing power in the market. He makes his purchases and sales at the local fairs in the marketplace, in cash. His estimated profits are worth 100000F per month. He borrowed money with the goal to purchase many food products and other items to sell.
The revenue generated by the loan permits him to take care of the school fees, health, and clothing of his children.
Mamadou has been in retail for 30 years and he earns his living in retail.