A loan of $2,300 helped a member to buy clothing.

Bendia Group's story

The women of the Bendia group all are married. On average they are 37 years old with 3 children, and all live in extended traditional families in the village of Madoudiarrabougou, Fana prefecture.

They met through connections with family and friends, and in the neighborhood. The women sell condiments, grains and clothing.
They are on their third group loan, and the three previous loans have all been repaid with no problems.

Sockana, first on the right, standing, plant to buy a dozen outfits from suppliers in Dioïla. She will then re-sell them in the village, for cash and on credit, to customers who are both men and women.

She expects to make an average monthly profit of 35,000 CFA francs, which she will use to meet her personal needs and those of her children.

In this group: Sockona , Tenin , Bafoune , Mariam , Adja , Nene , Kati , Magnini , Paye

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner

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