A loan of $425 helped a member to buy pagnes for resale.


Badeya Group's story

The four members of the group BADEYA are married women who average 38 years of age and four children each. They live for the most part in polygamous families in Kamalen Sirakoro, a district of the city of Sikasso. They are seeking their first loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to meet the needs of their growing customer base. FATOUMATA has been selling wax pagnes for about ten years. She is first from the left in the photo, holding some of her merchandise. She will use her loan to buy 15 units of wax pagnes. She buys her stock at the Grand market of Sikasso and sells her merchandise at the market of Kamalen Sirakoro, as well as door-to-door and within the family, to men and women, for cash. She plans to earn an average profit of 22,500 FCFA per month, part of which will go towards daily household expenses and the remainder added to her savings. She wants to increase her sales and better meet the needs of her customers.

In this group: Chata , Fatoumata , Rokia , Mamou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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