A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy pagnes.

Benkadi Group's story

The four members of the BENKADI group are married women, with an average age of 39 and they have on average five children. They live mostly in monogamous families in Medine, one of the districts of the city of Sikasso.
They are on their 11th loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso, in the hopes of meeting the demands of their customers.
Mrs. Fatoumata is in the business of selling clothing in this group of women. She is second from the left.
She plans to buy, with this loan, ten Wax pagnes (lengths of brightly colored cloth used for clothing) to sell at retail from home and at the market to a clientele of women, for cash.
She foresees earning an average monthly profit of 30,000 FCFA, a part of which will be used to pay the loan and interest, and the other part will go to savings.
Her goal is to increase her turnover and to be better able to meet her customers’ demand.

In this group: Fatoumata , Oumou , Alima , Aby

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold

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