A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy traditional wax fabric.

Benkadi Group's story

The BENKADI group is made up of six married women of an average age of 36 years with 3 children each who live for the majority in polygamous families in the town of Sikasso.
This is their seventh loan with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to satisfy their clients’ needs. All the previous loans ended well.
AWA who sells traditional wax fabric in this group of women called BENKADI ,is sitting in the front with her legs crossed. She is well known in the business and is very much in demand.
With her loan she intends to purchase about 10 lengths of fabric. She buys her stock in Bamako and Sikasso town from wholesalers.
She makes her sales to order in the professional organisations and different neighbourhoods of Sikasso town and in the family to a clientele made up of men and women for cash and often on credit.
She aims to make an average monthly profit of 27.500FCFA of which some will be used to repay the loan and the interest and the rest for her savings.

In this group: Assetou , Kadiatou , Fanta , Awa , Alimata , Albatourou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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