Total loan: $225

Badengnadjourou Group

Sikasso, Sikasso, Mali / Food

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A loan helped to buy mangoes.

Badengnadjourou Group's story

The four members of the BADENGNADJOUROU group are married women and they are, on average, 29 years old with two children each. Most of them live in traditional families in Babemba, a working-class neighborhood of the city of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali). In order to meet the needs of their customers, they are taking their 12th solidarity loan with Kiva's partner, the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso. Aminata, a member of the group, sells mangoes. In the photo, she is the woman standing second from the left. Aminata is planning to buy large quantities of mangoes in the villages around Sikasso. Thanks to the quality of her merchandise, she receives a high demand from her customers. She resells mangoes at the market, on a retail basis. Her customers are both men and women and they pay her in cash or on credit. Aminata is expecting to make an average monthly profit of 10,000 CFA francs, part of which will be used to repay her loan and the interest, while the rest of the money will go into savings.