A loan of $700 helped a member to buy fresh milk for resale.

Badeya Group's story

The seven members of the group BADEYA are married women with an average age of 33 years, and 2 children each. They live for the most part in monogamous families in OUAYERMA I, a working-class neighborhood of the city of Sikasso. This is their second time seeking a loan from the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to meet customer demand. The previous loan they obtained was repaid without any difficulty.

ASSAN is a group member that sells milk. She is the one sitting 3rd from the right in the photo. Her reputation in her sector of activity has made her a very popular seller. She intends to use her loan to buy ten 20-liter cans of milk for resale as an itinerant vendor and from her home, for cash or on credit, to a clientele consisting of both men and women. She buys her stock in the neighboring parks, in Sikasso.

She intends to turn an average monthly profit of 22,500FCFA, which she will use partly to repay the loan and interest, and partly to increase her savings.

Her goal is to bolster her sales to better satisfy the needs of her customers.

In this group: Assan , Mariam , Nana, Kadidiatou , Kadiatou, Aminata , Awa
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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