A loan of $600 helped a member buy smoked fish.

Badenya Group's story

Predominantly married in traditional families with an average age of 42 and five children, the women in the Badenya group all live in the city of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali) and became acquainted through family ties, as neighbors and through their professional activities.

They sell food condiments, fabrics, grain cereals, fish, flat-cakes, etc. To increase their working capital, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their second credit loan cycle.

Ms. Chata, the second person from right to left in the photo, plans to use her loan to purchase two baskets of smoked fish. She buys locally from Sikasso wholesalers and conducts her sales as an itinerant vendor, from home and at the market, to both men and women customers.

With this loan Ms. Chata expects to achieve an average monthly profit of 80,000 FCFA, to be reinvested in the business and to deal with some of the household needs.

In this group: Chata, Fatoumata, Rokia, Mamou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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