A loan of $500 helped a member to purchase fish.


Benkadi Group's story

The women of the group Benkadi are married and are 42 years of age on average. They each have 4 children and they live in large traditional families in the village of Gnankouma, in the prefecture of Dioila. It is located in the region of Koulikoro, second administrative region of the Republic of Mali.

They are known through family and as neighbors. They sell livestock, fish, assorted merchandise, condiments, and tubers.

The women members of the Benkadi group request their first loan.

Sitan T. acquires fish from the fishermen in the village every day. She makes her sales from her home and completes them in cash and on credit. Her clientele is made up of women and men.

She expects to make a monthly profit of 20000FCFA which will be used to repay the loan, to cover health care expenses, and to reinvest back into the business.

In this group: Mamou , Aminata , Magne Abdou , Soundje , Magne Makono , Mah , Alimata , Fatoumata , Sitan, Bah

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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