A loan of $700 helped a member to purchase bananas.


Badenya Group's story

Married within polygamous families, the seven women in Badenya group are on average 45 years old with three children. They live in the rural community of Pelengana (4th administrative region of Mali). They know each other as neighbors and relatives. They are in the business of selling condiments, fruits, vegetables and soaps. In an effort to increase their working captial, the group joined Soro Yiriwaso. They are on their 1st round of financing.
Mrs. Bassan (2nd woman standing on the left of the photo) is a seller of fruits and vegetables (bananas, apples, papayas, mangoes…) at the market Chateau in Segou.
She intends to buy six cases of bananas from the sellers at the wholesale market in Segou. She sells on account and on credit from her home and in the market Chateau in Segou to both men and women clients. Mrs. Bassan hopes that with the loan she can earn an average profit of 20,000 cfa francs which will be reinvested in the business and help take care of her family's needs.

In this group: Fanta , Kadia , Fanta , Salimata , Kadia , Saran , Bassan

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye



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