A loan of $775 helped a member to buy food condiments.

Benkan Group's story

The women of Benkan Group are all married. On average, they are 40 years old and have six children. They live in traditional extended families in the city of Konobougou, prefecture of Barouéli, region of Ségou (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know each other through ties of kinship.

They sell fruits, vegetables, food condiments and clothes. This is the second solidarity loan for the women of Benkan Group. They will use it to buy fruits, vegetables, food condiments and clothes.

Sadio D. gets her supplies of food condiments from the wholesalers at the market in Konobougou. She retails the condiments at the same market and from her home, for cash and credit, to a clientele made up of women and men.

She expects to make an average profit of 15,000 CFA francs a month, which she will use to pay the installments of the loan and contribute to social ceremonies. Any remaining amount will be reinvested in her condiment business.

In this group: Ami, Sadio, Sia, Nassoun, Aminata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris

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