A loan of $775 helped a member to buy potatoes.

Badeya Group's story

The five members of the BADEYA group are mainly married women with an average age of 41 and an average of three children. For the most part, they live in polygamist families in Mamassoni, a suburb of Sikasso. They are on their tenth loan with the Microfinance Instituion Soro Yiriwaso so that they can meet the needs of their clients. Kadiatou, pictured in the center, sells potatoes, she has been doing this for about 10 years and has a good reputation. With her loan, she plans to buy five sacks of 50kg potatoes. She buys from producers in the Sikasso neighborhoods. She resells them at a retail market and to family; her clientele is made up of both men and women. She plans to make a monthly profit averaging 23,500 FCFA part of which will pay for the loan and its interest and the other part for savings. She plans to increase her business to better satisfy her customers.

In this group: Kadiatou , Ami , Mamou , Minata , Djeneba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christina Pack

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