A loan of $425 helped a member purchase of diverse articles for re-sale.

Badegna Group's story

The women of the Badegna group are all married; aged between 25 and 45, with on average 5 children, they live in traditional extended families in the Markala neighborhood of the Sous-prefecture of Garalo, Prefecture of Bougouni (third administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

These women have just begun their partnership with Soro Yiriwaso. They are on their first solidarity loan. They are united by the fact of living in the same neighborhood.

This loan will be used to buy 250 kg of cereals (maize, millet, fonio--a local sort of millet) and 400 liters of milk. Those who sell cereals do their buying from farmers in the villages surrounding Garalo. Those who sell milk buy from the farmers who raise cattle, sheep, and goats in Garalo. The articles are re-sold in Bougouni and Garalo.

This business permits each of the members to earn 25,000 F CFA per month. This profit will permit them to make repayments on the loan, and also cover some of the expenses of their families (children's education, health, and clothing above all).

In this group: Fatoumata , Mariam , Aichata , Djeneba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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