A loan of $2,500 helped a member to purchase onions and spices.


Benkady Group's story

This solidarity group was founded on April 27, 2008. It has ten women members that all live in the same neighborhood and have the same ambitions. They are mainly involved in small business.

Mrs. Rocky, on the right with her hand raised, is the leader of the group. She is 40 years old. She is married and has six children. She also takes care of another child entrusted to her by her parents.

She has a small business of selling onions and spices. She has a lot of experience, as she has been in business for three years.

This loan will allow her to increase her capital and further grow her business.

The profits will allow her to improve her family's standard of living (health, food and clothing) and to increase her savings.

In this group: Rocky, Diatou, Saly, Gnima, Yama, Fatou, Yama*, Sira, Bintou, Fatou Moussa
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye



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