A loan of $850 helped a member buying poultry.


Benkadi Group's story

The Benkadi group of the Siguidia Association is made up of married women who are on average 35 years old and have four children. They live in nuclear families with their children and spouses. These women live in Médine, a neighborhood in the city of Bougouni (the third administrative region of Mali). They have known each other through kinship and as neighbors. The women of the Benkadi group sell poultry and second-hand clothes.

Hoping to better satisfy their clientele, which is ever-expanding, they decided to seek support from the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution, with whom they are seeking their tenth loan. All their former loans were properly settled.

With this new loan, Salimata T., who is the president of the group, intends to buy 25 guinea hens and 40 chickens from suppliers in the surrounding villages, in order to then sell them individually in the market and from her home for cash and credit to a clientele made up of women and men.

With this loan, Salimata T. hopes to earn monthly profits of 20,000 FCFA which will be used toward health expenses and school fees for the children and the remainder will be reinvested in the business.

In this group: Salimata , Rokiatou , Djénébou, Korotoumou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Carolyn McMahon



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