A loan of $800 helped a member to buy food products.

Benkadi Group's story

The four members of the BENKADI group, all married women, average 37 years of age and 5 children each. They live in polygamous families, in the Kolondièba Cercle, and they know each other because they are neighbors or relatives, or have become relatives through marriage. They buy and sell soap, snacks and confectionery, grains (groundnuts, rice, millet), and clothes. They have joined Soro Yiriwaso in order to expand their business, and this is their first solidarity loan.

Mariam, who is sitting in the photo, is the group member who sells food products. She is planning to use her loan to buy 20 kg of flour, 10 kg of sugar, 15 liters of cooking oil, 10 kg of sweet potatoes, 5 kg of potatoes and some cowpea flour. She will purchase these supplies from resellers at the Kolondièba market. Mariam prepares her snacks and then sells them for cash or on credit to a customer base made up of men and women.

With this loan, Mariam hopes to make an average monthly profit of 40,000 CFA francs, which will be reinvested in her activity and also used to buy the condiments that her family needs.

In this group: Mariam, Massiri, Fanta, Rokia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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