A loan of $750 helped a member to buy condiments.


Benkadi Group's story

The Benkadi Group consists of married women with an average age of 40 and five children. They live in traditional families in Massablacoura, one of the neighborhoods in the city of Bougouni (third largest administrative region of Mali). In order to satisfy the needs of their customers, they are on their fourth collaboration with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance organization. This group of women is in the business of condiments with Raboua selling cereal and salad. Raboua, with the black scarf in the photo, plans to use her loan to buy 100 kg of cooking salt and 2 boxes of Maggi seasoning cubes. She stocks up at the Bougouni market and resells from home to female and male customers, for cash and credit. She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 20,000 FCFA, part of which will be used to help her husband with daily expenses. The other part will be invested in the business.

In this group: Raboua , Awa , Rokia , Maimouna

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh



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