A loan of $750 helped a member to buy fruits and vegetables.


Benkadi Group's story

The 5 female members of the Benkadi group are mostly married, with an average age of 28 and, on average, 3 children. They primarily live in polygamous family settings in Ouayerma I, one of the popular districts of the town of Sikasso. They are on their second group loan with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution, in order to be able to satisfy their customers' needs. The previous loan was fully settled. Aichata, standing on the left of the picture, is the Benkadi group member who sells fruit and vegetables. She plans to use her loan to buy baskets of fruits and vegetables; bananas, oranges, fresh tomatoes and aubergines. She resells them for cash to a clientèle composed of men and women. She gets her supplies from villages neighbouring the town of Sikasso and often at the Sikasso Grand Market. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 27 500 francs, part of which will be used to repay the loan and interest, whilst the rest is used to build up her savings.

In this group: Ami , Djeneba, Aichata , Ramatou, Awa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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