A loan of $900 helped a member to buy rice.

Bendiya Group's story

The members of the Bendiya group are married women, living mainly in polygamous families, on the average 45 years of age with four children. They all live in the Bougofié neighborhood of Sgou (the fourth administrative region of Mali) and know each other as relatives and neighbors. The group members buy and resell bread loaves, rice, mangoes, shallots and heating wood.
With the goal of bolstering their working capital, the group members have decided the Soro Yiriwaso loan program and are now on their third solidarity loan.

Mrs. Salimata (the first one from right to left in the photo) sells cereals at the Château market of Segou. She plans to use her loan to buy three bags of rice from vendors at the big market of Segou. She sells retail, for cash and on credit, out of her home and at the Château market of Segou, to a customer base composed mainly of men.

Thanks to this loan, Mrs. Salimata plans to achieve a monthly income of 50,000 West African Francs, which will be used to reinvested in the business and cover the costs of condiments for the household. Mrs. Salimata has a goal of stabilizing her business thanks to this partnership with Soro Yiriwaso.

In this group: Fatoumata, Maïmouna, Nanou, Aïssa, Oumou, Salimata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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