A loan of $425 helped a member to buy potatoes.


Benkadi Group's story

The group BENKADI has four members who are married women. They all have around 32 year-old and about 2 children. Most of them live within polygamous families in Ouayerma I; one of the popular district of the city of Sikasso. Sikasso is the third administrative region of Mali. The women are applying to their first loan with the microfinance instiution Soro Yiriwaso to meet the needs of their clients. In this group of women, Madam Habi T. sells potatoes. She is planning of buying 400Kg of potatoes with the loan. She gets her supplies in the villages near by Sikasso and sells the potatoes with her family at the main market of Sikasso near the main roundabout. Her clients are men and women who pay cash. She plans of making a monthly profit of 32.500CFA. A part will be use to pay off her loan and pay the interests, the other part will be saved.

In this group: Habi , Hawa , Awa , Aminata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer tiphaine gire



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