A loan of $2,325 helped a member to buy supplies to make incense.

Badeya Group's story

Most of the six women who compose the Badeya group are married in nuclear families. They average 41 years of age and 3 children each, and they all live in the city of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali). They know each other through neighborhood and family ties, and also through their professional activities.

They dye fabrics and sell dyed fabrics; they also sell shoes, wax fabrics and food products, and make and sell incense, like Safiatou, standing in the center of the photo and the leader of the group.

In order to increase their businesses, the members of the group have joined Soro Yiriwaso and this is their 14th solidarity loan cycle.

Safiatou is planning to use her loan to buy 20 kg of gueni (a fragrant root used to make incense) and ten boxes of perfumes.

She buys her supplies locally from wholesalers in Sikasso, and she sells from home to a customer base which is made up of men and women.

Safiatou is expecting average monthly profits to reach 80,000 CFA francs, which will be reinvested in her business and also used to buy the condiments that her family needs.

In this group: Safiatou, Kadiatou, Djélika, Nana, Binta, Aminata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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