A loan of $775 helped a member to buy pagnes (brightly-printed cloth) of the "wax" type.

Badeya Group's story

The four members of the Badeya group are all married women, live mainly in traditional households, and are on average 33 years old with 3 children. They all live in the city of Sikasso (3rd administrative region of Mali) and know each other through familial, neighbourhood, and marital relations.
The group members run small businesses selling pagnes (brightly-printed cloth) of the "wax" type, shoes, charcoal, and firewood.
With the goal of increasing their business, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their 11th solidarity (group) loan cycle.
Ms. Astan (standing second from the right in the photo) is the group's seller of pagnes wax. She intends to use her loan to buy 7 sets of pagnes wax. She gets her supplies from wholesalers and sells her goods at retail, in cash and on credit, at home and at the market, to a clientele composed essentially of women.
With this loan, Ms. Astan intends to realize an average monthly profit of 42,000 FCFA, which will be used to reinvest in her business and to help her husband with certain household expenses.

In this group: Astan , Aminata , Tata , Fatoumata
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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