A loan of $1,000 helped a member buying clothing.


Badenya Group's story

The women of the group Badenya are all married and average 41 years of age and three children living in traditional extended families in the city of Massigui, Region of Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The group members know one another through ties of kinship and community, and they do commerce in clothing and in grains. The group members are on their 15th solidarity loan, which will be used to buy cloth, clothing, and grain.

Ms. ROKIA D. gets her supplies of clothing at the Massigui market. Accepting cash or credit from a customer base composed of women and men, she makes her sales locally and at surrounding fairs.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 90,000 francs CFA that will be used to repay the loan and to cover expenses related to health care, food, and schooling. The rest will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Djeneba , Minata , Rokia, Mariam , Nematou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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