A loan of $1,300 helped a member to purchase a variety of products.

Badenya Group's story

This group is composed of one single woman, two widows and five married women. The members of the group Badegna live mostly in monogamous families. On average they are 39 years old, each have 4 children and live in the center of the rural commune of Cinzana Gare (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali.) The women in this group have businesses selling various products, running restaurants and creating food products.

Having fully repaid their first loan, they are requesting theirs second group loan. With this new loan they will purchase: 4 sacks of rice, 7 sacks of corn, 3 sacks of fresh onions, 5 cartons of laundry soap, 1 sack of the local "Kabacourouni" brand soap, 6 sacks of charcoal, 2 loads of firewood, 3 sets of wax "pagnes" (colorful wax cloth), 4 sets of fancy "pagnes" (colorful wax cloth), 4 dozen pairs of shoes, 4 sacks of wheat flour, 2 twenty liter barrels of cooking oil and 48 empty bottles. They will purchase their supplies in Bamako (clothes and shoes), in Segou (rice, flour, onions, oil and bottles), and in Cinzana Gare for other merchandise.

They will sell their wares in Cinzana's market and from their homes, for cash and credit. Their clientele is composed of men and women. They hope to earn an average monthly income of 19,125 FCFA, which they will use to repay the interest on their loan and take care of family expenses. Their ambition is to purchase farming equipment.

In this group: Néné , Adjara , Fatoumata , Mariam , Araby , Tah , Afou, Fatoumata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Margot Bonner

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