A loan of $675 helped a member buying kitchen condiments.

Benso Group's story

The members of the group Benso are married women averaging 41 years of age and 5 children each.  With their husband and children, the women live in large traditional families and reside in the village of Wobougou, prefecture of Dioïla, region of Koulikoro, Republic of Mali.  They know one another by ties of community and kinship. 

These women joined the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of making their lucrative businesses sustainable and are now on their second loan.  The preceding one was repaid.

With this new loan, the group members intend to buy a large quantity of condiments (fresh, canned, dried, etc.) at the Dioïla market and to resell in town and in the area to customers composed of women and men. 

The group members envision realizing a monthly profit of 25,000 francs CFA per person.  The profits are partly reinvested in the business and partly for covering day-to-day family expenses. 

In this group: Bintou, Maramou , Sanata , Fatoumata , Sata , Djeneba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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