A loan of $1,275 helped a member purchasing livestock.


Benkadi Group's story

The women of the Benkadi Group, all married, are on average 50 years old, have six children and all live in large extended families in the village of Warikebougou, a prefecture of Barouéli, in the region of Ségou (the fourth administrative region in the Republic of Mali). They know each other through kinship ties, as neighbors and as friends. They sell livestock, spices and perfume. The women of the Benkadi Group are on their ninth group loan.

Aminata D. intends to purchase several sheep and goats by foot in the village and its surroundings. She conducts her sales from her home and at the market of Konobougou, in cash and credit, to a clientele made up of men and women.

She hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 40,000 FCFA which will be used to pay the loan installments, contribute to social ceremonies and the remainder will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Raba , Fanta , Awa , Koniba , Fatoumata , Aminata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Carolyn McMahon



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